Student safety

Bullying And Harassment

  • Each year group adviser runs a Bullying Program
  • Students are urged to speak to a teacher, year adviser or deputy if an issue arises.

Teen Stands up to Bully.

Local help for bullying (docx 16 KB)

Cyber bullying

Can include:

  • Receiving abusive emails
  • Unkind messages or inappropriate images being posted on social networking sites
  • Being excluded from online chats

Basic steps for Parents to combat :

  • Increase your online security and privacy
  • Monitor when your children go online
  • Reassure your children that you love and support them and will help them
  • Report cyberbullying to CHS and your ISP
  • Don't accept friends you don't know.
  • Do not respond to the harassment. Stop and BLOCK. Click "Report Abuse" button.
  • If you or your child has been harassed or bullied on a social networking site, go to www.thinkuknow.org.au for more advice and tips.

 

We create and maintain a safe school environment by protecting the wellbeing of our students and promoting positive relationships between students.

Child protection

Strict safety checks are in place to protect students including criminal record checks of all permanent and casual teachers. We teach our students to recognise when they may be unsafe and how to get help.

Internet safety

Web filtering technology prevents students from accessing inappropriate material on the internet and email system.

Bullying

We work hard to prevent bullying in our school and we recognise that the best outcomes are achieved by school communities, parents, students and teachers, working together to help prevent and to respond to bullying.

Our Anti-bullying Plan includes protection, prevention, early intervention and response strategies for student bullying. Any student who experiences bullying and any person who witnesses bullying should report it to a teacher or the school principal.

Racism

Anti-racism education is taught in our classrooms and we make every effort to ensure our school is free from discrimination. Our anti-racism contact officer can help any member of the school community who wishes to raise a complaint of racism. Our anti-racism contact officer can help any member of our school community who wishes to raise a complaint of racism. For more information see information in community languages.

Sun safety

We teach students about the damaging effects of the sun and promote sun safety practices.

Road safety

Road safety education is taught to all students from Kindergarten to Year 10 as part of personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE). Driver education programs are also taught as part of the PDHPE 7-10 syllabus.

Drug education

Drug education and understanding responsibility and relationships is taught as part of PDHPE from Kindergarten to Year 10. 

Crossroads

Crossroads is a course for Years 11 and 12 students. It encourages students to extend and build on the relationship and drug issues outcomes achieved in PDHPE in previous years and reflects other contemporary health issues facing young people. 

Safety Issues –

 

  • Bike riders need to use all the relevant safety items. If students are not wearing a helmet they will not be allowed to bring their bikes onto school grounds.
  • Remind your child about "stranger danger" and to be alert at all times. If anyone becomes aware of incidents these need to be reported to the local police.
  • Personal safety on transport, be it train or bus and walking to and from school.

 

Nicole Fitzsimons Foundation Travel Safety Campaign               

 

Foundation Info Sheet (docx 299 KB)