Anti-bullying Policy

Bullying can have a profound impact on one’s life. Whether physical, social, verbal or online, St Stephen’s has zero-tolerance when it comes to bullying.

We use several policies and programs to educate, inform and support our students and staff, who have the right to a safe and caring environment.

As children develop, they require differing approaches to education about bullying. St Stephen’s employ a range of tools to cater for the various developmental stages.

  • The You Can Do It! - The You Can Do It! Education program was devised by a school psychologist that works with students and their families regarding a variety of emotional, behavioral and learning challenges including bullying and its effects.  
  • Friendly Schools Program – Developed through extensive research with Australian children and adolescents, the Friendly Schools initiative aligns with the Australian Curriculum and National Safe Schools Framework to prevent bullying through promoting positive, sustainable whole-school improvement and capacity for change.
  • Girl Power and Good Guys  – A unique program empowering boys and girls with the skills of self-confidence to build healthier relationships and identify unhealthy friendships early on.
  • MindMatters helps schools to promote positive mental health through the whole school community through improving relationships and resilience.
  • The BUZ Program takes a proactive approach to ‘bully-proof’ primary school students by empowering them through strategies to deal with situations, teaching them to identify feelings and practicing communication techniques. The program also follows a Hopscotch Approach where students and teachers work together on steps to resolve conflict in a reflective manner.
  • Cyber Safety – Online safety is an important concept for students to learn, particularly with the growth in cyberbullying in the digital world, and it is one St Stephen’s takes very seriously. Our iDigital program teaches students about responsible device use, stranger danger online and the impacts of cyber bullying through interactive projects and lessons that are part of the curriculum.

For more information about St Stephen's School's bullying policies or to report any behaviour, please contact the School Deans or Deputies of Care.

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