Peer Relations and Anti-bullying

St Joseph’s College seeks to provide a safe and caring environment for all its members. Our college values of justice, respect, compassion and hope underpin the way we connect to others and interact with them.


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Click here to access the college anti-bullying policy document.

Reporting Bullying - What Can You Do?

Reporting a bullying incident should not be seen as ‘dobbing’. No one has the right to cause another person to be unhappy or feel unsafe. If a situation is causing distress and it cannot be resolved seek assistance because the sooner you do, the more likely the issue will be resolved.

Follow one of these strategies:

  • Speak to an adult you trust such as a teacher or a parent
  • Email the Leader of Student Wellbeing, or a Year Leader using the first
  • Report directly to the Year Leader or the Leader of Student Wellbeing
  • Report on the annual safe school and peer relationship survey

What Can Parents Do?

  • Encourage your daughter to bring home her friends so you can get to know her social circle
  • Have open discussions about how your daughter can best deal with conflict in an assertive but non-aggressive manner
  • Look for the tell-tale signs such as not wanting to attend school, a decline in academic performance, loss of self-confidence, loss of interest in social events
  • If you are concerned ring your daughter’s Year Leader or the Leader of Student Wellbeing we are here to help
  • Monitor your daughter’s use of the internet and mobile phone

Staff at the college are committed to working together with parents and students for a safe and harmonious school environment where all are welcomed, respected and valued.

In The Spirit of Mary MacKillop

St Joseph's Catholic College

Contact Details

PO BOX 4041
Russell Drysdale St. East Gosford
NSW 2250, Australia
P: 02 43 244022 F: 02 43 233512