Canterbury Girls High School is a safe, caring and inclusive learning environment in which diversity is affirmed and individual differences are respected.

Students, staff, parents and caregivers believe that in order for optimum student learning and social outcomes to be achieved, quality education must be provided in a context of strong social support and respectful relationships.

The purpose of our Anti-Bullying Policy is to develop a shared understanding amongst all members of the school community of their responsibilities to prevent and respond to bullying.

Bullying is not acceptable in any form and is uniformly opposed by the School community.

Bullying Behaviour

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. Cyberbullying refers to bullying through information and communication technologies.

Bullying can involve humiliation, domination, intimidation, victimization and all forms of harassment including that based on sex, race, disability, homosexuality or transgender. Bullying of any form or for any reason can have long-term effects on those involved including bystanders.

Bullying behaviour can be:

  • verbal e.g. name calling, teasing, abuse, putdowns, sarcasm, insults, threats
  • physical e.g. hitting, punching, kicking, scratching, tripping, spitting
  • social e.g. ignoring, excluding, ostracizing, alienating, making inappropriate gestures
  • psychological e.g. spreading rumours, dirty looks, taking or damaging possessions, malicious SMS, internet and email messages, inappropriate use of camera phones and other electronic devices.

CGHS Anti-Bullying Policy

Canterbury Girls Bullying Report Form
Canterbury Girls Anti-Bullying Agreement

The NSW Anti-Bullying website has information for educators, caregviers and students on:

  • Anti-bullying NSW Strategy
  • Understanding bullying
  • What to do if you've been bullied, seen and/or participated in bullying
  • What can parents do if their child is being bullied

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Last Updated June 2019