How to access Class Dojo and D6 Communicator App

The D6 Communicator and Dojo App are electronic communication systems that can be downloaded onto desktop computers, tablets and smartphones. They are free of charge to all parents and learners at Tom Newby School.  Parents can register on the D6 Communicator by entering ‘D6 School Communicator’ into a search engine such as Google, the app store or play store, and then following the instructions.

To join Dojo, parents require an invitation and a registration number.  This will be provided to parents at the beginning of each school year. Please contact the school if you have not received an invitation or registration number.

If you’d like to register on either of these platforms, please send a request to

Tom Newby School Communication


Control and monitoring of bullying and violent behaviour


The Governors, Management Team and Teachers are committed to reducing the incidence of bullying at our school. The HUGA (Help Ugliness Go Away) program is one of the mechanisms through which unacceptable social behaviour is tracked and dealt with. 


Should a child at Tom Newby School feel that he/she is being bullied, then a HUGA form may be submitted to school management if the class teacher has not been able to assist.

Download/submit a HUGA form


All formal reports of bullying must be submitted by a parent/guardian/trusted adult. Learners are not permitted to submit a HUGA form directly to the school.

The HUGA form will be forwarded to the school Social Worker or Principal for action. Repeated reports of bullying of, or by, a learner may be referred to the SGB or GDE.



Bullying is unwanted, uninvited and unprovoked aggressive behaviour. Bullying is purposefully being mean to another person more than once.  Bullying is the conscious, repeated, hostile, aggressive behaviour of an individual or a group abusing their position with the intention of harm others or to gain real or perceived power. Therefore, anything that happens once is NOT an act of bullying.


Physical Bullying

Physical Bullying occurs when physical actions are used to hurt somebody else. Examples of physical bullying include kicking, hitting, punching, slapping, shoving and other physical attacks.

Verbal (Emotional) Bullying

Verbal (Emotional) Bullying uses words, statements and name-calling to belittle, demean and hurt somebody.

Social Bullying

Social Bullying is a type of social behaviour where children try to hurt their peers or sabotage their social standing. Social bullies often ostracize others from a group, spread rumours, manipulate situations and break confidences. A child on the receiving end of social bullying is likely to be teased, insulted, ignored, excluded and intimidated.


Cyber-bullying is when a tween or a teen uses the Internet, a cell phone or other technology to harass, threaten, embarrass or target another person.


The behaviours listed below will be addressed, but they cannot be viewed as bullying.


For parents, it is important to pay attention to what your children are telling you and find out if things are happening more than once.