- A student who is ill should report immediately to the Student Welfare Officer (SWO) or any member of the school staff
- If a student receives a head injury or know that someone else has, you must inform the SWO immediately
- If the nature of the illness is serious or it appears that the student would be better at home, parent(s) / guardian(s) will be contacted by the Student Welfare Officer and asked to collect their son from school.
- Parents/guardians are asked to ensure that there is always someone who can be contacted by telephone in an emergency.
- All arrangements must be made via the Student Welfare Officer or the College Office. Students must not make their own arrangements to be collected if they are unwell.
- Students are asked not to contact parents/guardians directly, but to see the SWO.
If you need to talk to someone:
- If you have something to talk to staff about
- If you are worried about something that is happening to you, or to someone you know
- If you need help, or if you need to know how to get help
- If you are being bullied or know someone who is
- If you are made to feel uncomfortable online
- If you are under threat of any kind
- If any aspect of ICT use or social media is causing you distress
- If you are worried about telling things in confidence
All staff are here to listen and to help; they will try to do what they can or put you in contact with someone who will deal with the matter. If they are concerned about your safety, they may need to share this with others, but they will always tell you first.
Our School Counsellor from Family Works, Mrs. Nuala Woods, is available by making a self- referral through the Counselling Services for Schools post box in the Library or by contacting Mr. Kevin Franklin, (Vice-Principal), Form teacher, Year Head or any member of the Senior Leadership team.
You can also contact school staff by e-mailing email@example.com (enter the word ‘Counselling’ in the subject bar)
If you are still unsure about talking to a member of staff, you can telephone
- Childline on 0800 1111
- Samaritans on 028 3026 6366
- NSPCC Child Protection Helpline on 0808 8005000 RELATE TEEN on 028 9032 3454
- AA on 028 3026 5406
- Gamblers Anonymous on 028 9024 9185
You can also e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org (enter the word ‘Counselling’ in the subject bar)
Bullying: Advice for Pupils and Parents
Bullying, whether physical, verbal or indirect is not tolerated in St.Colman’s College.
Forms of Bullying include:
- Indirect bullying such as excluding another pupil from a group activity;
- Cyber-bullying - use of mobile phones or the internet to send malicious messages or images;
- Interfering with another pupil’s property, by stealing, hiding or damaging it;
- Using offensive names when addressing another pupil;
- Teasing or spreading rumours about another pupil or his family;
- Belittling another pupil’s abilities and achievements;
- Writing offensive notes or graffiti about another pupil;
- Physical violence, such as hitting, pushing or spitting at another pupil;
- Ridiculing another pupil’s appearance, way of speaking or personal mannerisms.
- Isolating or excluding pupils from groups or activities
Students know that all members of the College should be treated with respect. Any issues or concerns with bullying should be brought to the immediate attention of a member of staff. We are a school that has no tolerance of bullying behaviours of any form and will deal firmly with any issues that arise. .