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Student Code of Conduct

Underlying Principles

The Murrabit Group School accepts that it has the responsibility to provide a happy learning environment for every student at all stages of their primary schooling, within Department of Education Guidelines.  Our policy acknowledges that students have the right to:-

  • Be treated with courtesy and respect.
  • Feel safe and secure.
  • Express themselves without fear of ridicule.
  • Work and play without disruption.

 

Standards of Student Behaviour

 

The school believes students have the responsibility to:

  • Know what is acceptable behaviour and the consequences of unacceptable behaviour.
  • Participate appropriately in learning activities.
  • Show respect and courtesy to others.
  • Respect learning or playing opportunities of fellow students.
  • Show respect for property.
  • Display responsible behaviour that will bring credit to the school.

 

Strategies

 

The Murrabit Group School believes in developing students who are responsible and are able to make appropriate choices for themselves.  Our policy is supported by the following strategies:

  • The provision of an encouraging and positive environment, where constant attempts are made to improve student self-esteem.
  • Involving students in school decision-making.
  • Promoting student awareness of expected behaviour standards.
  • The development of school pride.
  • Developing acknowledgment and respect of differences.
  • Uniformity of approach with regard to discipline and welfare procedures.
  • Consistency and fairness in dealing with breaches of the Code of Conduct.
  • The provision of ample student supervision.
  • Extensively involving parents in the establishment of student behaviour policies.

 

Extreme Behaviour

 

In the case of Extreme Behaviour, Violence, Physical or Sexual Abuse (including physical, verbal, written), the Principal has the discretion to immediately request a parents’ conference.  In the case of wilful damage and / or vandalism, parents may be requested to pay for necessary repairs. DET specialist personnel may be involved as deemed appropriate.