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Anti-bullying and harassment

Bullying and harassment in any form is not acceptable at Wintec.  

Bullying is unreasonable behaviour, repeated over time that is deliberate and intended to humiliate or undermine the target.  

Harassment is an unwelcome comment, conduct or gesture that is insulting, intimidating, humiliating, malicious, degrading or offensive. This may include sexual or racial harassment. 

Wintec is committed to ensuring our learning environment is healthy and safe. We want to promote a culture of dignity and respect, where people are free from bullying and harassment in all its forms, and we take our obligations in this respect seriously.  

Check out the Anti-bullying and Harassment Policy and Prevention of and Response to Sexual Harassment Policy for more information on how to raise any concerns when it comes to bullying and harassment, or contact one of the following, who can provide confidential support and information:

  • Your Class Representative
  • Student Association (SAWIT)
  • Student Life Advisors or Kaiāwhina
  • Counsellors (Wintec Health Services)
  • International Student Support staff

To report an incident or concern, click here.

There are also lots of anti-bullying resources online including Netsafe and YouthLaw, as well as a number of free phone support numbers you can call for more information and help if needed.  

  • What’s Up – free phone 0800 942 8787 counselling support for kids and teenagers 
  • Youthline – free phone 0800 37 66 33 support helpline, or free text 234 or email: 
  • To contact the Human Rights Commission, call the free info line number on 0800 496 877 or email:

If you are concerned about family or domestic violence, check out our Prevention of and Response to Family Violence Policy for information on how to raise concerns or seek help. A list of trained family violence contact people is available via MyLearning.

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