WHSPA rejects all forms of bullying. All students and staff have the right to be treated fairly and with dignity in an environment free from disruption, intimidation, harassment, victimisation and discrimination.
All members of the school community contribute to preventing bullying by modelling and promoting appropriate behaviour and respectful relationships. At WHSPA we are making a concerted effort to educate and upskill our students, staff and parents to ensure that we provide a safe environment in which all students can prosper.
WHSPA's Anti-Bullying Plan can be accessed via the link on our website as a pdf document.
What you can do if you are concerned your child is being bullied.
- Refer to the links below to gain as much information as you can in regards to supporting your child and your family.
- Contact the school immediately. The best strategy for tackling bullying is to report it as early as possible. The first contact should be with your child's Year Advisor.
- The school will respond to the allegation by investigating and following the school's Anti-Bullying Plan. See the attached document regarding this plan.
- Your child will be offered additional support services available at a school level such as Counsellors, Student Support Officer, Chaplain and the Head Teacher Wellbeing.
- Follow up parent contact will be made in reference to the incident/s.
- If the bullying continues then contact should be made with a Deputy Principal. Again this should occur immediately.
|Year 7 Advisor||Kirstie Andersen and Armi Wilson|
|Year 8 Advisor||George Broadfoot|
|Year 9 Advisor||Melissa Meafou|
|Year 10 Advisor||Malak Dubois and Nick Stanojevic|
|Year 11 Advisor||Molly Moyes|
|Year 12 Advisor||Telesia Sakaio|
Additional support for parents and carers regarding bullying
The following links connect directly to the Department of Education site that contains the most current and relevant information regarding bullying, and supports best practice as a parent or carer.
- Definition of bullying
- Preventing and Responding to Bullying in Schools Policy
- Schools A-Z Practical help for parents: videos about bullying including:
- What is bullying?
- Talking to your child about bullying
- What if my child is bullying someone?
- Tips for supporting your child
- Who will help my child?
- Myths about bullying.
The following links may provide some additional information that is useful in supporting your child.