What is bullying-a definition?
Bullying is a form of repeated physical, verbal, social or psychological behaviour by a person or group of persons that has the intention of harming and demeaning someone, involving the misuse of power. This behavior usually occurs over a number of days or weeks or more frequently and is not a one off incident. As per the National Safe School framework, bullying can be Direct (face to face); Covert/Indirect (isolation, exclusion etc) or Cyber-Bullying.
It can further include:
It can occur anywhere including at school, travelling too and from school, during other school events and indeed can occur away from school via social media outlets.
Conflicts or fights between equals and single incidents are not defined as bullying. Bullying behaviour is not: children not getting on well; a sitiation of mutual conflict or a single episode of nastiness or random acts of aggression or intimidation
Procedures for dealing with and prevent bullying?
As a College community we will not allow cases of bullying to go unreported rather we will ask students to speak up. We need to realise the importance of discerning and reporting bullying so that matters are dealt with and not allowed to develop. Students are encouraged to report bullying to any teacher at any time. The College will ensure appropriate training for staff so that they can identify signs of a student being bullied and know how to intervene based on our policies/procedures and around ensuring a clear safe supportive environment. The College will enforce the CEO staff use of social media policy along with the students ICT acceptable user agreement policy. The school will keep accurate records of bullying via its information management system (SEQTA-under Pastoral notes), of which all teachers have access so as to identify patterns whilst ensuring student well being at all times. Teachers when dealing with bullting situations will follow the school’s student management system flowchart and should not only record the discussions on SEQTA but inform the Year Coordinator as soon as possible.Students will receive explicit teachings via the Pastoral lessons/mornings around bullying and will be given repeated instructions on the school bullying policies/procedures. Parents will receive advise on the school bullying policy/procedures including its posting on the College website which includes contacts of key personel, including the School Police Liaison officer and other external support agencies. Additionally regular parent information sheets on bullying will be provided via the College newsletter and other avenues.
Response to a complaint
This requires students:
The College recommends that parents:
When a student reports bullying to a teacher:
When a student is bullying(perpetrator):
All students need to develop the attitude that bullying is unacceptable and not a part of the life of Aquinas Catholic College. A victim should never remain silent as there is a zero tolerance to bullying at all times.
For more information, please see the CEO's own anti-bullying policy.
Working together parent anti-bullying brochure.
Contact information for our school
In 2018 Aquinas Catholic College is undertaking a new student information system called Compass. It is a cloud-based program that will be implemented in all Sydney Catholic Schools, over the next 3 years. At the beginning of this year we will be opening the Student and Parent Portals and you will have access to parts of Compass. Throughout 2018 you will be sent instructional guides and information about Compass via the College newsletter.
The Compass Parent Portal is an integrated, online portal that allows you to access up-to-date and meaningful information about our school and your child's progress. Compass includes many different features, including the ability to:
Monitor your child's attendance, and enter an explanation for absence or lateness
Communicate with your child's teachers
Update your family contact information
View your child's timetable and the school calendar
Monitor your child's homework and assessment tasks
Download and view your child's Semester Reports and Progress Reports
Book Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences
For more information please read the brochure, "Welcome to Compass - a guide for Parents and Families" found here: tinyurl.com/SecondaryParentBrochure
For instructions on how to download the Compass School Manager App, open this document.
For instructions on how to record an approval for your childs absences & lateness this 4 minute film:
Congratulations to the HSC Class of 2017
First Place in Systemic Sydney Catholic Schools (Archdiocese of Sydney)
Gia Di Pietro: Ancient History and Biology
Natasha Krois: Hospitality and PD/H/PE
Congratulations to the HSC Class of 2017 … 87% of subjects above state average
Congratulations to the HSC Class of 2017 … 61% of subjects more than 5% above state average
Congratulations to the HSC Class of 2017 … 72 Band 6s / E4s
Congratulations to the HSC Class of 2017 … 253 Band 5s / E3s
Congratulations to the HSC Class of 2017 … 325 Band 5s / 6s or E3s / E4s
College Dux Gia Di Pietro
HSC Results 99.30
Aquinas Catholic College Menai is a co-educational, Years 7-12, Catholic High school, established in 1993. The present accommodation includes the Administration Building, College library, general classrooms and the full range of specialist rooms.
College Dux Gia Di Pietro
HSC subjects above state average
Band 6's / E4's
Band 5's / E3's
Ph: (02) 9543 0188 | Fax: (02) 9541 0398 | Anzac Rd, Menai NSW
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