We are pleased to announce that our new Behaviour Management Policy has been endorsed by the School Board and is now in place across the school. It has a very positive focus, in line with the school's commitment to ensuring that our vision and our programs are successful, supportive and sustainable. This policy has been developed with input from our staff, and from parent and community members of the Board. The SPARK matrix was developed from input by parents and students during workshops in 2017. A copy of the policy is available here. We hope you will find it a useful guide and a valuable talking point with your children.
Good Standing Policy
The good standing policy complements the school's Behaviour Management Policy. Students are required to maintain good standing in order to participate in the full range of extra-curricular activities, off-site activities and special events offered by the school.
The Department of Education has been asked by the Minister of Education to ensure that schools have the power to respond effectively to violence in schools with a strong message that physical aggression is unacceptable. The result is the development of the Minister’s statement ‘Let’s Take a Stand Together’. The Department expects measures including loss of good standing, suspension and even exclusion to be applied where violence has occurred, depending on the situation. Circumstances need to be taken into account, and the principal has the final decision about whether to recommend particular sanctions in each case, depending on relevant factors.