Siena Catholic College strives to build an environment where all members of the school community are safe, secure and respected. In this environment, all individuals have the opportunity to reach their full potential, academically, spiritually and in cultural and sporting pursuits. Our community participates in a number of initiatives, both internally and with other schools, to ensure that bullying behaviours are clearly identified by all stakeholders and are not tolerated by the people at Siena. We are very focused on the power of the bystander and through such programs as: Worthy Siena Men and Women; Physical and Social Development Education; Good Relations Surveys and follow-up, we endeavour to shine light on those behaviours which harm all parties involved, and our whole community, if allowed to continue unchecked.
Our Student Behaviour Support Program is student-centred and has at its core a philosophy of support for students in their journey through secondary school. We have a strong emphasis on quality relationships, which are engendered in the classroom and in the many extra-curricular activities offered to our students and supported by our wonderful staff.
When a student finds themselves outside clearly published and reinforced expectations, this quality relationship allows low level interventions to be aimed at the individual and re-direction to more positive actions to occur. When students require additional support our Pastoral team, spearheaded by our Pastoral Leaders, use restorative practices to ensure the student is offered appropriate support in reflecting on their situation and choosing alternate actions in the future. The ‘Shared Responsibility Process’ at Siena is an approach designed to effectively deal with relational difficulties between student members of our community. It revolves around the principle of the students involved in an altercation/dispute sharing the responsibility to ensure a positive outcome.
Student Behaviour Support Framework Policy and Guidelines
School Bullying and Prevention Support Plan