St John Vianney is committed to providing a safe and supportive environment free from harassment and intimidation, which promotes personal growth and positive self-esteem for all, both in and out of the classroom.

The dignity of the human person is the foundation of all Catholic social teaching and is inbuilt in our ministry of education. Central to our mission as Catholic educators is the principle that the person is made in the image and likeness of God. It is therefore essential that the community of St John Vianney strive for the creation and maintenance of a safe, supportive and respectful learning environment.

The prevention of and responses to incidents of bullying, disrespectful behaviour and inappropriate use of technology is more successfully achieved in a caring and supportive school culture that reflects Gospel values and promotes positive relationships. Bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment, aggression and violence disregard our school core value of respect for others. Additionally, these actions can have a negative impact upon the wellbeing of those in our school community and are therefore unacceptable. All members of our school communities are expected to prevent and challenge such actions in order to build respectful relationships that respond effectively and sensitively to the needs of each person.