Police mentor students

BULLYING: Whyalla Town Primary School students recently participated in anti-bullying workshops supported by SAPOL.
BULLYING: Whyalla Town Primary School students recently participated in anti-bullying workshops supported by SAPOL.

Students at Whyalla Town Primary School have begun the school year with proactive strategies to ensure they are building a school culture where bullying has no place.  All students in years 1-7 participated in Anti-bullying workshops which involved modelling and fostering healthy and respectful social interactions. A particular emphasis with students in years 5-7 centred around cyber-bullying and its impact on others.

Whyalla Town Primary School sees bullying prevention as a learning opportunity ...

Constable Sophie Matthews supported the schools Anti-bullying programme and presented the SAPOL approved “Bullying and Violence and Cyber Safety Programme” which aligned with the schools workshops.

The school believes it plays a vital role in supporting not only students but the wider community to develop effective ways of relating and interacting with others.  The school sees bullying prevention as a learning opportunity which enables everyone to develop their understanding of bullying and their ability to report and respond appropriately. The school will work with the community throughout the year to continue to strengthen its culture of zero tolerance of bullying and embed a climate where students and parents are supported and informed to recognise, report and prevent bullying in the future.