School code of behaviour
Yeppoon State High School is committed to providing a safe, respectful and disciplined learning environment for students and staff, where students have opportunities to engage in quality learning experiences and acquire values supportive of their lifelong wellbeing.
This Responsible Behaviour Plan for Students is designed to facilitate high standards of behaviour so that the learning and teaching in our school can be effective and students can participate positively within our school community.
Working together against bullying – there is a suite of resources published on the department’s Education website. This initiative recognises that bullying and violence in schools can only be achieved through the collective action of schools, students, parents and the wider community.
What to do if I am bullied?
At Yeppoon State High School, bullying is defined as intentional, unwelcome and repeated behaviour by an individual or group that causes hurt which can be physical and/or emotional. There are three broad categories of bullying:
- Direct physical bullying e.g. Hitting, tripping, pushing, scratching, pinching, spitting and damaging property
- Direct verbal bullying - e.g. name calling, insults, threats, sarcasm, teasing, homophobic or racist remarks, and verbal abuse.
- Indirect bullying – This form of bullying is harder to identify and is often carried out behind the bullied person’s back. It is designed to harm someone’s social reputation and/or cause humiliation. This form of bullying includes:
Psychological e.g. spreading rumours, dirty looks, hiding or damaging possessions
Social e.g. ignoring, excluding, ostracizing, alienating, making inappropriate gestures
Cyber-bullying can be defined as an electronic aggressive act carried out by a group or individual using electronic forms of contact, once off or repeatedly and over time, against another individual. The main forms of Cyber-bullying are: flaming, harassment, denigration, outing, exclusion and cyber stalking, e.g. text messages, emails, video pod casts, photos, posting material on the internet. This can be a criminal offence!
It is most important if you are bullied is to get advice, especially from an adult.
Talk to your:
- Parents or carers
- Your teachers
- Dean Junior School - Lisa Whitworth
- Dean Middle School - Alister Gehrmann
- Dean Senior School - Tom Black
Deputy Principals – Mr Dylan Kussrow (Years 7-8), Pat Coe (Years 9-10) and Dani Pozzetti (Years 11-12)
- The Guidance Officers – Lisa Ramsay (Yr 10-12) and Peta Thomas (Yr 7-9)
- The Chaplains – Mr Pat Eastwood and Mrs Cherril Sell.
You can also report a bullying situation by using by ringing the school on 4925 1333 and the office staff will connect you with the relevant staff.
Find out more ideas
Go to the follow websites to get ideas on how to manage the situation.
The Australian Communication and Media Authority’s Cybersafety Outreach program offers a range of free resources for parents, teachers and children. Materials developed for parents and students include:
- Cybersmart brochures
- Cybersmart Guide for Families
- Say no to cyberbullying
- Socialising on the internet
- Guide to online safety
- Dealing with offensive content
- Mobile phone safety
Cybersafety Gateway, a web portal giving all Australian primary and secondary schools easy access to the full range of the ACMA’s cybersafety education resources. The Gateway hosts current Australian Communication and Media Authority resources, links to existing national and international resources and offers new materials as they are developed. The Gateway includes strategic tools for cybersafety education planning.
Cybersafety contact centre
For information and advice:
- Telephone: 1800 880 176.
- Email for information, printed materials and advice about online safety: