The aim of the anti-bullying policy is to ensure that pupils learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment without fear of being bullied.
Bullying is anti-social behaviour and affects everyone; it is unacceptable. We are committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all of our pupils so they can learn in a relaxed and secure atmosphere. If bullying does occur, all pupils should be able to tell and know that incidents will be dealt with promptly and effectively.
Bullying is unacceptable and affects everyone. When a education provider has a clear and robust anti bullying policy, it can help children and young people and families to feel reassured that the school will take the bullying serious.
Bullying is prohibited:
- during any school-sponsored or school-sanctioned program or activity;
- in school, on school property, on school buses or other Catherine Cook provided transportation, and at designated locations for students to wait for buses;
- through the transmission of information via electronic communication from a Catherine Cook computer or computer network, or other electronic school equipment;
- when the behavior or communication occurs off campus or through the transmission of information from a computer that is accessed at a non-school related location, activity, function, or program or from the use of technology or an electronic device that is not owned, leased or used by the school if the bullying causes a substantial disruption to the educational process or orderly operation of a school and has one of the effects enumerated in the bullying definition. This paragraph applies only in cases in which a school administrator or teacher receives a report that bullying through this means has occurred and does not require Catherine Cook to staff or monitor any non-school-related activity, function, or program.