Bullying is a form of repeated, persistent, and aggressive behaviour directed at an individual or individuals that is intended to cause (or should be known to cause) fear and distress and/or harm to another person’s body, feelings, self-esteem, or reputation. Bullying occurs in a context where there is a real or perceived power imbalance. Bullying negatively affects students’ ability to learn, healthy relationships, the school environment, and a school’s ability to educate its students.
Bullying is not accepted on school property, at school-related activities, on school buses, or in any other circumstance (e.g. online) where bullying will have a negative impact on the school climate.
The Board is committed to maintaining Catholic schools that provide safe and positive learning environments, and following bullying prevention procedures when bullying incidents are reported or observed.
More information can be found in the Bullying and Cyber-Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan.