The Bishop James Mahoney High School Code of Conduct - created by students, staff and parents - defines the values and vision of the school community in which all relationships are conducted in a respectful and dignified manner. In our school, each person has the right and responsibility to contribute to a safe, positive learning environment. It is with this vision the issue of bullying will be dealt with.

The following definition of bullying will be used: Bullying behaviours are negative, hurtful acts that are intentional and repetitive. These behaviours involve a misuse of power to cause physical, verbal or indirect abuse of another person. Bullying can come in many forms. It can look like (but is not limited to):

–arguing

–punching and kicking

–silent treatment

–beating

–cyber bullying

–slapping and hitting

–exclusion

–taking things

–shoving and poking

–gossiping

–taunting

–withdrawing

–name calling