School Bullying Policy

Olweus Anti-Bullying Policy

Many headlines have shown, bullying can happen in any school in any community. Holy Trinity Catholic School is taking a proactive approach to stop and prevent bullying by incorporating the Olweus (pronounced Ol-VAY-us) Bullying Prevention Program. This nationwide program is a school-wide, “system change” program that is effective at reducing rates of bullying in a school if implemented with fidelity. It was designed to improve peer relations and make schools a more positive place for students to learn and develop.

The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program is not a curriculum but an ongoing program that deals with bullying school wide, in the classroom, individually, and at community levels.

Specific bullying type behaviors are addressed on the school Demerit Form. See the Resources box on the right side of this page for a link to this document.