Education Matters

How to partner with schools when issues arise

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Apr 21, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Every child has a right to be heard. When schools and families work together in response to the concerns of boys, positive outcomes can be achieved.   

The notion that boys will adjust as they learn to develop, unsupported by adult role models, is usually misguided. In fact, when a child is bullied and encouraged to ignore the bullying behaviour the ramifications can be disastrous. It could send the message that bullying behaviour is acceptable, reinforcing that behaviour. Further, the perpetrator is left undisciplined to focus his attention on other boys.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Bullying, Pastoral care

6 ways parents can protect their child from bullying

Posted by Peter Green on Jan 13, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Unfortunately, bullying is an issue that most schools, at some time, have encountered. It’s an issue that requires staff, students and parents to work together to establish a culture that rejects bullying in all its forms. Every person has the right to fully participate in the life of the School, free from any bullying.

All boys have the right to be heard. At Trinity, we encourage boys to speak to staff when they experience a problem though we also emphasise the need for parents to advocate for their son, voicing his needs to the School, particularly if he does not feel able to do this for himself. For example: if a boy feels he has a grievance because he was not dealt with fairly by staff or peers, he has the right to be heard and parents should feel empowered to intervene on his behalf.

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Topics: Bullying