Supportive school environment
Chancellor State College strives to build an environment where all members of the school community are safe, secure and respected. Our school code of conduct emphasizes care, courtesy, cooperation and common sense. Our code underpins healthy, productive relationships between all members of the school community.
The school uses educative processes to repair damaged relationships, resolve conflict and encourage personal accountability.
The rethink process focuses on teaching personal accountability for behaviour and involves people learning to make personal plans and commitments.
The restorative process focuses on how a person's actions impact on the welfare of others and how stakeholders can learn to address the causes of harmful behaviour and explore ways of "making things right".
School Anti-Bullying Policy
Bully:- To try to frighten someone who is smaller or weaker than you
Bullying: The misuse of power by an individual or group seeking to pressure, control, humiliate or harass another person or persons. Such behaviour causes stress and anxiety to others.
Bullying activities involving, using, or relating to computers, especially the internet
Bullying has the following features:
• it is intentional, uninvited and chosen
• it is a persistent and ongoing pattern of behaviour
• it may be emotional, verbal, physical or organizational • it may be emotional, verbal, physical or organizational
Examples of bullying and harassment:
Physical: hitting: pushing: tripping: kicking: spitting on others
Verbal: teasing, inappropriate comments about a person’s appearance or cultural beliefs, using offensive names, verbal abuse, constant criticism of a person,
Non-verbal: writing offensive notes, in any medium, graffiti about others, rude gestures, staring
Cyberbullying: inappropriate use of information technologies, such as internet or mobile phones, using e-mail, MSN, Websites (‘My Space, Facebook), text messaging to spread rumours or misinformation, unauthorized use of camera phones to cause harm to others.
Exclusion: deliberately excluding others from a group, refusing to sit next to someone, overtly encouraging other people to actively ignore or avoid a person
Extortion: threatening to take someone’s possessions, food or money
Property: stealing, hiding, damaging or destroying property
As a whole school:
The college philosophy is informed by Education Queensland’s “Learning and Wellbeing Framework” Chancellor school staff support wellbeing by building a positive learning culture – providing challenging, interactive and engaging learning experiences and by nurturing relationships with families and the wider community. Students support their own wellbeing by being actively involved in their school and community
•Take immediate action
•Listen to each student or
•Recognise the early warning signs of bullying
•Use a restorative approach to conflict resolution
•Be aware of bullying behaviours
•Not tolerate any forms of bullying or harassment
Report bullying now.
Students and parents are encouraged to report incidents of Bullying & Harassment. An e-mail will be sent to the Head of Student Wellbeing (Mr J Field). He will then liaise with the Campus Principal, the Student Services team or your relevant Year Level Co-ordinator – whoever you nominate.
At this stage, your information will be treated in strict confidentiality. You will be contacted but no action will be taken without consultation / agreement with you. Your nominated teacher will work with you and others to resolve the situation. As you would appreciate, your name is necessary to enable us to consult and also to avoid the system being misused. You can also report any bullying that you are aware of so that support can be offered to the victim of the bullying.