Greta Public School

Courage and Loyalty Education for Life

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Dignity and respect charter

Our school is committed to a workplace that provides dignity and respect to children, teachers, parents and community members.

Dignity and respect requires acceptable behaviour from everyone in our School.

Dignity and respect charter


Everyone in the workplace, irrespective of their position, deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. No one should suffer bullying while going about their activities. This can put at risk the health, safety and wellbeing  of all  people in our  school. Our schoo l has therefore adopted a policy of  'zero tolerance'  to bullying at school.


Generally, bullying is any behaviour or series of behaviours that is unreasonable or undesirable at our school which intimidates, humiliates and/or undermines a person or a group of people. It is often repeated and can be offensive to other people who witness it. This bullying will not be tolerated.

Some kinds of bullying could be:

  • Being subjected to constant ridicule and being put down in front of other people
  • Being the victim of loud and abusive, threatening or ‘put down' language usually when other people are present
  • Leaving offensive messages on email or by telephone, including offensive messages through the use of SMS and material posted on the internet
  • Gossiping and spreading rumours.

Schools are an opportunity for teachers, parents and other adults to model the very best behaviour to our children. We expect that adults will :

  • Treat all persons associated with the school with respect and courtesy
  • Allow staff to supervise, investigate and manage students without interference
  • Make complaints about the school, staff or students through the correct procedures
  • Follow school procedures governing entry and behaviour on school grounds.

We acknowledge and understand that our children are precious and that sometimes emotions influence actions.

Unfortunately, in these circumstances, adults sometimes do not realise that their behaviour towards staff members and students can be bullying and intimidating. This behaviour is not in keeping  with the standard of  behaviour expected of people who enter onto this site. It should be noted entry onto this site is a privilege not a right and I have authority under the provisions of the Inclosed Lands Protection Act 1901 to control access for people who behave inappropriately. This authority includes the capacity to impose conditions and/or prohibit entry to the Greta Public School site.

Our aim is to work with families in the best interests of the children.

If you have any concerns about your child please contact the school for an appointment, in the first instance with the teacher concerned. Appointments need to be made at a time that is suitable for both the teacher and you. Teachers are unable to hold interviews with parents during their teaching time as they have a responsibility to teach the children in their care.

 If you are still unhappy, please make an appointment to see the principal, Sandra Armstrong.