At Irymple Secondary College, we think that everyone in our school community should be able to learn and work in a safe and caring setting without any kind of harassment and bullying. We would like our school to be a place, where all people can grow and have positive self-respect.
What is Bullying?
Bullying is unwanted, hurtful, embarrassing or scary behaviour that is repeated and purposely sets out to hurt someone else.
Bullying involves a misuse of either real or perceived power. This power unevenness is not always about physical strength. It can be popularity or even knowing about embarrassing information.
Types of Bullying
Bullying can come in many different types:
What Bullying isn’t
Sometimes we can be hurt by someone else’s behaviour, but that doesn’t make it bullying.
The Anti-Bullying Committee
The Anti-bullying Committee started during term 3, 2015.
Our aim is to make our school the safest environment possible for everyone; one that is free from any bullying.
Some of the things we have done so far include:
If you have any ideas that might help us to reduce bullying, feel free to suggest them to anyone on the Anti-bullying Committee, your Year Level Co-ordinator or the School Nurse.
If you are interested in being part of the Anti-bullying Committee, please let your Year Level Co-ordinator know.
If you have any problems with bullying, you could speak to any trusted adult, your YLC, school counsellor, or in fact any teacher.