Bullying Prevention 25/3/22

At WCCS, we aim to create a safe, supportive and inclusive environment.

All members of our school community have a shared responsibility to care for others and maintain an environment that is free from harassment, discrimination and hurt. Bullying is unacceptable and we (students, staff, parents and carers) all share a responsibility for preventing it.

Our aim is that our school can be a place where teachers, students, parents and carers:

      have a shared language and

      a sense partnership

to support students:

     to prevent bullying,

     to recognise bullying and

     to respond with the appropriate words, emotional self regulation, and the strategies to seek help when needed.  

What is Bullying?

We aim that all students, staff, parents and carers would understand that bullying:

  1. causes hurt and distress to the victim and others e.g. family;
  2. is repeated;
  3. involves the use of power in an unfair way; and is
  4. toxic to our school community.


What is not Bullying

Behaviours that do not constitute bullying include:

  1. mutual arguments and disagreements (where there is no power imbalance)
  2. not liking someone or a single act of social rejection
  3. one-off acts of meanness or spite
  4. isolated incidents of aggression, intimidation or violence.


Preventing Bullying

Lessons start in Prep and go all the way through to Year 12, in the PDHPE curriculum, in Pastoral Care group lessons, in Primary morning assembly devotions in talking about preventing, identifying and reporting bullying. 

Our School Approach

Parents wanting to understand more about how WCCS works to prevent and respond to bullying can view it here.

Bullying. No Way! Day – 18th March 2022

Recently, as part of the National Day of Action Against Bullying, our SLC high school student leaders spoke to Years 6-12 students on helpful strategies to prevent bullying online and where to get help in the school if you were feeling bullied.

As part of this discussion, students were shown the Welfare Help button on the portal as a great place to go to seek help.

On the same day, K-5 students watched a range of videos to help them understand how to be kind online and prevent bullying.

Upcoming event: Backflips Against Bullying

On Monday 4th April, all students in Years 3,4,5,6,7 & 8, will have the opportunity to watch a presentation, Backflips Against Bullying, to reinforce conversations occurring in PDHPE lessons and in Primary classrooms against bullying.

Together, we can work to create a community that demonstrates kindness and respect to each other as we outwork the fruits of the Spirit.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23


In Christ,

Mrs Michelle Shaw

Curriculum and Wellbeing Project Coordinator