The English School Code of Conduct

The Code of Conduct is intended to support and encourage all students in the school community to meet the following standards which reflect the major values underlying the school mission statement: Respect, Tolerance, Fairness, Selflessness and Responsibility. The Code of Student Conduct has three sections.
  1. A Students Rights section
  2. A Students Responsibility section
  3. A Sanction section to deal with transgressions
Please read each part carefully before signing the Parents and Students Consent Form.

All English School students have the following Rights:
  1. To be treated equally and respectfully by all others in the school community
  2. To have access to formal complaint procedures for those situations in which they believe themselves to be victims of discrimination based on gender, ethnic background, colour, religion, sexual orientation or disability
  3. To have access to procedures to appeal a decision pertaining to misconduct charges or sanctions on their part
  4. To expect safety, confidentiality, and privacy when being considered for misconduct or when reporting the misconduct of others
All English School students have the following Responsibilities:*
  1. To respect the rights and responsibilities of all individuals in the school community
  2. To behave in a safe and responsible manner by refraining from all forms of misconduct or aggressive or disrespectful behaviour toward individuals or property
  3. To refrain from the use of disrespectful communication to or about others
  4. To reject all forms of discrimination or harassment toward others
  5. To complete all academic work in an honest and responsible way, rejecting all forms of cheating, plagiarism or dishonest presentation of one's work
  6. To attend all classes on time
  7. To meet school standards for appearance and dress/uniform regulations
  8. To refrain from the use of mobile phones and extraneous electronic equipment while in classes or educational activities
  9. To not engage in any behaviours involving the use of drugs, alcohol, addictive substances or smoking
  10. To participate as required in all school activities and functions, including all lessons and sporting activities
  11. To refrain from any political party campaigning or promotion in the school
  12. To refrain from the display or use of symbols that are intended or liable to be offensive to others
  13. To act at all times in a manner which will not bring discredit upon themselves, their family and their school
*The above list is not exhaustive and can be extended in the future

Sanctions for Misconduct:
Failure on the part of students to live up to these standards will be seen as a breach of the Code of Student Conduct and will incur intervention or disciplinary action, which will take one or more of the following forms, depending on the severity of the misbehaviour. In certain cases restitution or restoration to the victim will also be expected.

Sanctions might include the following but not necessarily in this order depending on the severity of the misconduct:
  • A work assignment
  • Guidance intervention by a member of staff
  • Contact with parents/parental meeting
  • School detention
  • Immediate withdrawal from class or activity for referral to SMT
  • Community service assignment
  • Suspension
  • Discipline Committee hearing
  • Expulsion
Wherever possible the sanctions will be guided by restorative principles in an attempt to educate the students not to transgress the Code of Student Conduct again.

Such sanctions will be implemented according to the School's Discipline Policy. 
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