Student Well-Being

Anti-bullying Policy

Every person at Sylvania High School has the right to learn within a safe, happy, fair and supportive environment.  They also have the right to experience positive and respectful relationships between all members of the school community.  Bullying behaviour is not acceptable at Sylvania High School.

What is bullying?

Bullying can be defined in the following ways:

  • a repetitive attack causing distress not only at the time of the attack, but also by the threat of future attacks
  • an imbalance of power
  • verbal – name calling, put-downs, threatening (harassment)
  • physical – hitting, tripping, poking, punching, kicking, throwing objects, stealing
  • social – ignoring, hiding, ostracising
  • psychological – stalking, dirty looks, spreading rumours, hiding and/or damaging possessions (Mind Matters – National Mental Health Strategy 2002)
  • Harassment by electronic means

Why have this policy?

At Sylvania High School we recognise that bullying:

  • devalues, isolates and frightens
  • affects an individual’s ability to achieve
  • has long term effects on those engaging in bullying behaviour, those who are the subject of bullying behaviour and the onlookers or bystanders

We believe that teachers, students, parents, caregivers and members of the wider school community have a responsibility to work together to address bullying with a structured approach to sustain a safe environment at Sylvania High School.

Anti-bullying Resources for student and parent download:

Anti-bullying Target Antibullying Offender Anti-bullying Brochure

Merit Award System

The Student Award Scheme seeks to identify and reward students who make significant and positive contributions in classroom performance, service and leadership, and participation and representation at Sylvania High School.

It is a method of:

  • Rewarding students for sustained effort and achievement of excellence.
  • Encouraging all students to do their best.
  • Developing and maintaining a cooperative and supportive atmosphere among teachers, students and parents.
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Well-being Policy

Good Discipline & Effective Learning

Sylvania High endeavours to provide a positive and supportive learning environment for our students. Students are expected to follow the values of Respect and Responsibility. Students who disrupt the learning of others may face a range of sanctions until they are prepared to contribute positively to the learning outcomes of the class. School uniform is enforced and well supported by our parent community. The students are proud of the school and should wear the correct uniform with pride.

Behaviour Code

Student Well-being

Our school has an effective support network for students with a Welfare team and a Learning Support team who are able to assist students in their life at school. Staff on these teams include the: Head Teacher Welfare; Year Advisers; Senior Executive; Head Teacher Teaching and Learning; Learning and Support Teachers; Careers Adviser; Counsellor(s) and where necessary classroom teachers.

Who To See

General School Enquiries Front Office – 9522 9951
   
Academic Issues KLA Head Teachers and/or Class Teachers are first point of contact
General Progress and all Year Enquiries       Year Advisers
   
Information Skills & Library Ms Morrison – Librarian
   
Careers Mrs Walker – Careers Adviser
   
Weekly Sport Ms Goman
   
Carnivals / KO Sport Mr Porter
   
Sport Head Teacher Mr Porter
   
Well-being Issues Year Advisers
  Ms. Garioch – Head Teacher Welfare
  Mrs Kranidiotis – Supervisor of Girls
  School Counsellor(s)
   
Kids’ Help Line www.kidshelp.com.au or  ph 1800 551 800
eSafety Commissioner https://www.esafety.gov.au/