Schools go to lengths to stop bullying



LOCAL schools have a huge responsibility to ensure their students are safe from bullying, while also making sure they know the school's bullying policy.

Gladstone State High School and Toolooa State High School go to great lengths to ensure their students have the best possible support.

Gladstone State High School principal Greg Dickman said: 'We all know bullying cannot be completely stopped, but it is our role to minimise it as much as possible.'

He said the school ensured its students had enough support and care to deal with bullies.

'We have dedicated staff including youth workers, school nurse, community education counsellor who contribute their time working with youth issues which includes bullying,' Mr Dickman said.

Toolooa State High School principal Roger Atkins agreed with Mr Dickman and believed bullying prevention was an important issue for his school.

He said six years ago the school had planned a precise bullying policy, which is printed in year 8 and 9 diaries given out at the beginning of each school year.



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