Headmaster Santhana Samy Amaladaf (second, left, back row) said the school’s main objective is to educate its students that bullying is not acceptable and to teach them how best to handle the situation when they are bullied. (Pic courtesy of SK St Paul)

SEREMBAN: Sekolah Kebangsaan St Paul has introduced its very own anti-bullying programme to raise awareness among its students that bullying is not right.

Headmaster Santhana Samy Amaladaf said the school’s main objective is to educate its students that bullying is not acceptable and to teach them how best to handle the situation when they are bullied.

“After several bullying incidents that have caused several deaths in our country, we decided to immediately launch this programme since we are the only all boys school in the state.

“It is not just the parents’ duty to educate their children that bullying is wrong, but it is also our duty too,” he said.

The anti-bully programme called Jom Buat Baik was launched by the state Education Department Head of Quality Assurance Sector Maznah Abu Bakar.

“The bullies’ targets are usually the weak ones and those who can’t speak up for themselves and we have reports of those troublesome students and they will be given counselling.

“The least we can do is to minimise this scourge and make sure it is under control,” said Santhana.

He added when bullied, students must either speak up for themselves or directly report the issue.

The school will also start a mentor-mentee programme for the students to talk to their teachers, whatever predicaments they may be in.

At the event, six students were awarded for their good behaviour.

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