School Policies


Sexual harassment is any verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature and is identified by any of the
following occurrences:

  • It is uninvited, unreciprocated, unwelcome and/or repeated.

  • Submission to such conduct is implicitly or explicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment, or a condition for decisions that might affect promotion, salary or any job conditions.

  • Such behaviour creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment for any employee.

  • People are defined in terms of their gender or sexual preference, and their individual contribution and
    worth are denigrated or ignored as a result.

  • Sexual harassment can be physical, verbal, or written and can include words, actions, statements or
    images. It is against the law for any individual to sexually harass another individual.


  • Sexual harassment creates an intimidating, hostile and offensive work environment.

  • Both males and females can be victims. It is unwelcome, illegal and will not be tolerated.

  • The school recognises that everyone has a legal right to protection from sexual harassment.


  • To provide an enjoyable, harmonious work environment that actively discourages sexual harassment.
  • To ensure that proper standards of conduct are maintained at all times.


  • DEECD and school councils are responsible for providing a work environment free from sexual harassment. This responsibility will be discharged through the school Principal.

  • All staff members have a responsibility to ensure their behaviour does not constitute or foster sexual harassment, and will be involved in sexual harassment professional development.

  • All staff will be provided with a copy of the DEECD Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedures and complete DEECD online Workplace Discrimination & Sexual Harassment training.

  • A workplace contact person will be the nominated initial point of contact for complaints of the above

  • It is not the role of the workplace contact person to investigate, substantiate or resolve complaints, but they are responsible for providing confidential support to a complainant, to contact the Complaints and Investigations Unit regarding any complaint that has been made, and to inform the complainant of their rights and options.

  • All staff members are referred to Circular 168/2002 Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedures for detailed information relating to sexual harassment, avenues available for lodging complaints and grievance procedures.

  • All staff are referred to the following DEECD Sofweb site for information relating to the Equal Opportunity Act and associated information:

  • The School Council president will be informed of all potential harassment claims. All complaints will be
    treated with utmost confidentiality.


  • This policy will be reviewed as part of the school’s three-year review cycle.


This policy was last ratified by School Council in.... November 2008

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