Our students appreciate the exceptional education on offer and are careful to follow our rules, broadly negotiated by teachers with students at the beginning of each year, whereby they earn housepoints, certificates and praise.
Our staff are careful to practise positive discipline, with correct conduct affirmed and unacceptable conduct disconfirmed. On those occasions when rules are broken, there is a need for a fair and clearly defined procedure should formal sanctions need to be applied.
Just as each child is unique, so is each disciplinary matter and no set of rules and sanctions can fully cover every possibility. It is important therefore to understand the philosophy of conduct management in the Lower and Junior Phases and to trust the school. This is particularly true of our management of uniform and hair requirements. Parents please accept our insistence that boys' hair should not fall below the top of the collar, or below the eyebrows, and that girls' hair should be tied back. Where clippers are used, boys' hair should not be cut shorter than a number three.
Some unacceptable actions may incur a negative points allocation, as shown below. These values have been chosen to enable the logging of intermediate values if there are clear mitigating circumstances, thus are to be read as a guide only. The Lower or Junior Head Teacher, in consultation with the relevant Phase Coordinator, makes the final decisions.
Repeated one-day suspensions may result in a three-day suspension, at which stage a further -5+ point offence will result in permanent exclusion from the school, subject to the relevant Ministry of Education regulations.
A different procedure applies in instances of unacceptable behaviour on school buses.
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