The Code of Discipline derives its rationale from the
ideal of community which has been set out in the College Mission
Statement. An essential ingredient in the school climate we wish to
promote is the concept of respect - self-respect, respect for all other
members of the school community and respect for the school environment.
As bullying of any kind undermines this climate of respect and causes
psychological damage, the College Authorities take a most serious view
of it. Our definition of bullying includes physical aggression, damage
to property, extortion, threats, name calling, abusive language and
taunting. Victims of bullying and their parents are encouraged to
discuss their problems with any of the following members of the Pastoral
Care team: Class Tutor, Dean, Guidance Counsellor or Principal.
Before enrolling a pupil at Oatlands College, prospective parents are
provided with a copy of the Code of Discipline which comprises an
Introduction, the College Rules and Sanctions for
breaches of Rules.