Behaviour Guidelines/ School Rules

The Christ the King Catholic School charism shapes the culture of the school and binds all members of the community together.  As we practise the values of respect, love and service, justice, and peace and joy, the entire community will work together to build the Kingdom of God.

The teaching and values of Jesus Christ guide us as we relate to and care for each other.  Our aim is to provide a friendly, stimulating, safe and happy learning environment where:

  • Every child knows what behaviour is expected as a member of our school
  • Students learn to manage their own behaviour
  • Students support each other in resolving disagreements and disputes through peer mediation
  • Every family knows the expectations for student behaviour at our school and the consequences for inappropriate behaviour; and
  • Firm, fair and consistent behaviour management is in place

These behaviour guidelines set out our general school rules and the consequences for unacceptable behaviour.  At the beginning of each year every classroom will develop its own classroom guidelines for behaviour that are based on our school charism and are consistent with these rules.

School Rules

1. Show respect for others

2. Show respect for property

3. Keep yourself and others safe

4. Come to school ready to learn

5. Show pride in yourself and your school

 

1. When showing respect for others remember to:

  • Respect the right of others to learn
  • Use appropriate language at all times
  • Display good manners
  • Listen respectfully during assemblies

2. Show respect for property by remembering to:

  • Name all my personal property
  • Take responsibility for my personal property
  • Ask before using other people’s property
  • Look after school gardens and plants
  • Take care of all classroom furniture and equipment
  • Chewing gum and bubble gum are not allowed at school

3. Keep yourself and others safe by remembering to:

  • Play in an appropriate way so that everyone is safe
  • Care for other people and their feelings
  • Wait in the appropriate place to be picked up after school
  • Bring a note if I need to leave the school for any reason before the school finishing time of 3.00 p.m.
  • Go straight home if I am walking home
  • Stay out of the classrooms at morning tea and lunch break unless a teacher is with me
  • Stay out of the cloak bays at all times, unless I need to be there
  • Sit down while eating
  • Wear a sun-hat during breaks in terms 1 and 4

4. Come to school ready to learn and remember to:

  • Arrive at school before the first bell at 8.45 a.m.
  • Have all books and pencils, etc. ready for school
  • Complete my homework
  • Bring a healthy lunch to school

5. Show pride in yourself and your school by remembering to:

  • Wear correct school uniform
  • Make sure my uniform is clean and tidy
  • Take all newsletters home at the proper time
  • Behave well at all times when in uniform

 

Consequences for unacceptable behavior

We use a system of consequences to manage irresponsible behaviour.  The number of steps required will depend on the situation and on the severity of the misbehaviour.

Step 1:     Warning

Step 2:     Time out for reflection

Step 3:     Referral to Deputy Principal, Assistant Principal or Director of Religious Studies

Step 4:     Referral to Principal

Step 5:     Parents informed

In the case of a serious misdemeanor any step or steps may be bypassed at the discretion of teachers.