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Discipline Policy

Discipline Policy
  • All members of the school community have the right to teach, work and learn in a safe, supportive and respectful environment - no pupil has the right to threaten the safety of others or to disrupt the learning of other pupils.

  • All pupils are expected to abide by the school's Code of Conduct, which is based on the school's Care Principles and Values.
  • Pupils are responsible for their words and actions.
  • Pupils will receive the appropriate support and intervention if they do not abide by the Code of Conduct (details are spelt out in the School Rules section).
Goals of Discipline
  • The goal of discipline is self-discipline - pupils have internalized the school's Care Principles and Values and abide by the Code of Conduct across time, space and situations.
  • This is in line with the school mission to nurture our pupils to be People of Character:

    - Equipped with life skills

    - Respected by peers

    - With a sense of responsibility to family, school, community and nation

    - Held in high regard by teachers, parents and the community

Townsville adopts a holistic, positive approach to discipline which

  • encompasses pro-active and corrective measures.

Pro-active measures:
Support: A positive school environment with support for pupils' holistic needs.

Teach: Inculcation of values and social-emotional skills.

Exercise: Opportunities to demonstrate good behaviour and positive reinforcement of good behaviour.

Corrective measures:

  • Pupils to take responsibility through restitution and reconciliation with those who have been hurt by the pupils' actions.
  • Meaningful punitive measures such that pupils see the relationships between actions and consequences (Details in School Rules, Consequences and Recovery Section).
Role of School Staff
  • All Staff members are expected to be role models and have a repsonsibility to train, correct and mould the moral character of every child under our care.