STUDENT SUPPORT STATEMENT
Beginning in 2014, Echuca College will be implementing a whole school program called ‘It’s My School Too’
The program is built on the following beliefs…
– Everyone has a right to participate in school life without being bullied or harassed.
– The vast majority of students support this belief AND live it.
– There is power in a majority to make a big difference for the better.
– There are many ways in which bystanders can safely take action to minimise incidents of bullying and harassment at school.
– It’s easy to get through the day treating others respectfully!
The program is currently being implemented across all six state schools in Echuca, and supported by representatives of the broader community including Senior Sergeant Mick Carroll, Officer in Charge at the Echuca Police Station and Mayor of the Campaspe Shire Ian Maddison.
As part of the program, we will be introducing several large display boards which will include the names of all students who agree that all members of our school community have a right to participate in school life without being bullied or harassed. This is intended to create a very clear and highly visual reminder to the whole community that the vast majority of students (if not all) do not believe it is OK to bully and harass others.
On Monday all students will be involved in the signing of student support statements. Students will be asked to consider the following question carefully whilst thinking about the kind of person they are, or would like to be…
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement?
“All members of the Echuca College Community have a right to participate in school life
without being bullied or harassed”