James Ruse Agricultural High School rejects all forms of bullying. Bullying is repeated verbal, physical, social or psychological behaviour that is harmful and involves the misuse of power by an individual or group towards one or more persons. Cyber bullying refers to bullying through information and communication technologies. All members of the JRAHS community contribute to preventing bullying by modelling and promoting appropriate behaviour and respectful relationships.
Aims of James Ruse Agricultural High School Anti-bullying Policy
- To implement and maintain a whole school approach to address the problem of bullying
- To maintain a positive climate of respectful relationships where bullying is less likely to occur
- To increase self-esteem and to build self-efficacy
- To enhance learning readiness in the learning environment
- To embed anti-bullying messages into each curriculum area and heighten awareness at a whole school level
- To empower students to be proactive in problem solving associated with bullying
- All students will be made aware that bullying is unacceptable behaviour and that there are procedures in place for dealing with this problem - ASPIRE
- All students will adhere to school rules about bullying
- All students will be encouraged to report bullying of any form when it occurs
- All students will participate in ongoing anti-bullying
- Student leaders, including Prefects will participate actively in identifying and reducing the incidents of bullying and setting a role model
- All Year 7 students participate in Peer Support, aimed at building friendships, challenging stereotypes and encouraging assertive behaviour
- Support within the classroom pedagogy
If you have any concerns please contact our school on 02 9871 7126 or email email@example.com a member of our school wellbeing team, year advisor or anti-racism officer will contact you directly.