P&C de­fends school bul­ly­ing re­sponse

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

THE BIGGEN­DEN State School P&C ex­ec­u­tive has come to the de­fence of the school.

Rob­bie Radel said com­ments made by par­ents in this news­pa­per (Novem­ber 15) were not a fair rep­re­sen­ta­tion of the opin­ions within the en­tire school community.

A school par­ent, Mr Radel said he was dis­ap­pointed the rep­u­ta­tion of Biggen­den State School and its staff was un­der fire.

“The over­whelm­ing ma­jor­ity of par­ents are very happy with the school and the job the prin­ci­pal has done in re­duc­ing and pre­vent­ing neg­a­tive be­hav­iour,” Mr Radel said.

Biggen­den State School does have a re­spon­si­ble be­hav­iour plan in place. — Rob­bie Radel

Mr Radel said the P&C had been aware of the bul­ly­ing al­le­ga­tions made by some students and par­ents, and had an ac­tive rep­re­sen­ta­tive on the be­hav­iour man­age­ment com­mit­tee.

“The P&C fully sup­ports the ac­tions be­ing taken by Biggen­den State School to min­imise bul­ly­ing and un­ac­cept­able be­hav­iour,” he said.

“Biggen­den State School does have a re­spon­si­ble be­hav­iour plan in place.

“And be­fore its im­ple­men­ta­tion three years ago, all par­ents, staff and mem­bers of the P&C were asked to par­tic­i­pate in its prepa­ra­tion to en­sure that all were happy with it.

“No feed­back was of­fered by any par­ents out­side the P&C.”

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