Bullying and harassment are contrary to the Christian ethos of our school which emphasises care and respect for all its members (students, staff and parents). Bullying and harassment have immediate damaging effects on the personal wellbeing of the victim as well as the social and educational fabric of the school. Current research supports the position that harassment, violence and bullying are less likely to occur in a caring, respectful and supportive teaching and learning community.
For these reasons Good Shepherd takes harassment and bullying very seriously and commits itself to programmes and procedures designed to minimise their occurrence and deal effectively with them when they arise. The school has clear guidelines and strategies to minimise and address bullying incidents. These are outlined in full in the Good Shepherd Anti–Bullying Policy.