What are Year Representatives?
The system of Year Representatives works particularly well at our school. Any Sacred Heart parent can volunteer to be a Year Rep for their child's year. The role of a Year Rep is evolving to focus more on ‘pastoral care’ ie. connecting parents, buddying new families, encouraging parents’ to support in classroom and school activities, and coordinating social events that bring families together. Year representatives liaise with teachers and encourage all parents in the year group to become involved in planning and running events throughout the year.
Our Anti-Bullying Policy
Unfortunately, bullying behaviours can occur at any time, at any school. At Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, bullying behaviour is not tolerated or accepted. Bullying, which goes unchecked, can have a negative impact on teaching and learning for students. We have a duty of care to all members of the school community, to take action against bullying.
Research shows, that for intervention to be effective, it must be consistent across the whole school. Research and practice also indicate that intervention must be both preventative as well as reactive.
To read our Anti-Bullying Policy, please click here.
PEER Support lessons are very important to our students and staff at Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School. In 2019 the focus was to reinforce our anti bullying message, linking our new PDHPE syllabus on interpersonal skills and aligning them both to our new PAWS behaviour expectations.
Our school holds events and webinars on cyber safety and cyber bullying. Please keep an eye out on Compass for our next events. Our most recent recommended webinars were held by parentline. To read more please visit: www.parentline.com.au/cyberbullying
Please also see www.esafety.gov.au for more information, for parents and caregivers.