Discipline Policy

This school is designed to stimulate and encourage your children to accept the responsibility of personal self-discipline.  The school offers a high quality of Christian training as an extension of the Christian home and Church, but is not designed to be a correctional institution for children with emotional or learning difficulties beyond those found in average school children. Your child will be admitted to the school not on the basis of race, creed or academic ability but on:

  1. Your support of the school’s aims, philosophy, policies and standards.
  2. Your child’s readiness to adjust to the disciplined Christian environment.
  3. According to their status as preference (from the Christian home) or non preference students, as required.

Discipline is something done for the child rather than to the child.The discipline of the school will be fair but strict and involves:

Incentives    Restraints 
Loving personal encouragement   Demerits
Open acknowledgment of achievement Detentions
Extra activities of student’s choice Parental cooperation                       
Extended break times Behaviour contract
Special outings Probation  for a period
Certificates Stand down from school
Dismissal from school

                                                                         
The primary goal of the disciplinary procedures within the school is to bring the child to a point of submission and repentance before God, his/her parents, the Principal and supervisors. The child must be taught to respect authority, and that there are consequences for their actions.

All disciplinary matters will be fully documented at every step in the process. This is to document both parent and teacher input through all stages. 

The Board of Trustees recognises that from time to time circumstances arise whereby students are unable to wear the correct school uniform. In these circumstances the student must produce a written note from their parents/guardian stating the reasons for casual wear.

Consistent failure by either the student or parent to conform to the uniform code of the school will be considered a breach of clause 1 of the discipline policy. Ongoing failure to meet the uniform code will be addressed under clause 4 of the discipline policy.

All discipline must occur as soon after the misdemeanour as possible.

Failure to Respond

  1. If a Student/Parent is not responding to the normal disciplinary procedures, the parents will be called to discuss the child’s misbehaviour and attitude, and ways to change them. 
  2. A behaviour contract will be undertaken between the student, parents, and the school. This will be initiated by the principal. It will clearly state the required standard of conduct.
  3. A student not responding to the disciplinary requirements of the school, may be put on probation for two weeks.
  4. Such action will only occur with the Board of Trustees approval.
  5. If there is still no resolution to the problem, the Board of Trustees reserves the right to dismiss the student from the school.