The Code of Behaviour aims to foster a healthy school culture in which high levels of achievement take place within a positive social environment. It will foster high standards of behaviour based on cooperation, mutual responsibility and self-discipline and will promote positive, anti-discriminatory relationships among students.
The Code of Behaviour sets out student discipline standards and procedures. It provides the school with systematic strategies for fostering and maintaining student discipline and includes logical and consistent sanctions to be applied consistently across the whole school.
Respect, Responsibility, Relationships and Resilience are the four core values of Hazel Glen College. To develop a positive culture within our school community, we continually emphasise to all our students and parents the importance of our school values. These are outlined with examples in our student and parent values matrix. At Hazel Glen College you have the opportunity to exercise your rights and are expected to carry out your responsibilities in an environment that is fair and understanding.
Our Code of Behaviour outlines your rights and responsibilities. These are required to provide you with a learning environment that will enable you to develop to your full academic, potential as well as giving you the opportunity to grow as a caring, cooperative and responsible person.
The overall intention of the Code of Behaviour is to highlight and promote positive behaviour at all times.
Hazel Glen College has established a tradition in its foundation year of providing high quality care for individual students and other members of the College community. Classroom/Homegroup Teachers, at each year level, work as a team with the PLT Leaders, YLL, Instructional Leaders and the Heads of School. The College Wellbeing Leader is available to work with these teams. A key goal is to work with students to make sure that there are known expectations regarding behaviour and the reasons for those expectations. In Middle School, these team members also work with subject teachers. It is believed that for students to achieve maximum development in all areas, these key principles for the College need to be upheld.
Students will cooperate with one another and their teachers to create an orderly and cooperative learning environment.
|As individuals, we are all different but we all have the same rights. We all have the responsibility to ensure that we do not interfere with the rights of others||● Students are expected to exhibit such qualities as honesty, trust, thoughtfulness, sensitivity, good manners, tolerance, diligence and self-discipline.
● Students should treat each other fairly regardless of religious, cultural, racial or sexual differences.
● As a representative of Hazel Glen College students will present positively to other people.
● Students should assist in maintaining the good condition of all school facilities.
|As individuals we have rights. At Hazel Glen College you have the right to learn and grow in a safe, caring and stimulating environment||● Students should be able to listen and be heard with acceptance.
● Students have the responsibility to be actively involved in their learning.
● Students should keep the environment positive, clean and safe.
● Students should participate in a broad range of learning experiences either individually or cooperatively.
Hazel Glen College provides high quality care for individual students and other members of the College community. Classroom Teachers and Home Group Teachers, at each year level, work together with Domain Leaders, Year Level Leaders and with the Heads of School. The Student Wellbeing Leaders are available to work with these teams. An important part of providing care is to ensure that expectations of behaviour are clear. For students to achieve their full potential in all areas, the essential principles for the College need to be upheld as mentioned above.
Hazel Glen College’s Student Wellbeing and Code of Behaviour clearly outlines the expectations and guidelines expected to ensure a safe and orderly learning environment.
Students are expected to adopt a code of behaviour that:
Hazel Glen College endorses a process to enable a student to be on task with their learning, to develop self-control and to foster a sense of responsibility for their behaviour. The process will:
To maintain an effective College environment:
Hazel Glen College implements the use of positive reinforcement to enable a focus on desired rather than unwanted behaviour. We believe that the use of individual encouragement will create classrooms that inspire responsible behaviour.
Behaviour and activities which may cause injury to students at Hazel Glen College are not permitted. These include:
Students are beneficiaries of College facilities which have been provided and entrusted to them for safekeeping by previous generations of the Hazel Glen community.
Students are required to:
Students should make every effort to ensure:
Students should ensure their personal belongings are placed in appropriate storage areas and any unnecessary items of value or large sums of money are not brought to school.
Mobile phones, iPods or electronic game devices are not to be used inappropriately. The College accepts no responsibility for the loss of such items.
There is an increasing awareness that bullying exists within the community. Research and anecdotal evidence confirms that bullying takes place within schools.
Bullying can make people feel powerless, scared and insecure at school. This can affect their ability to learn and concentrate, and their relationships with others.
Members of the Hazel Glen community have the right to expect a safe and caring environment, which promotes emotional wellbeing and learning. This right has concurrent responsibilities which include accepting others and treating them with dignity and respect.
Being bullied means that someone is subjected to behaviour that is hurtful, threatening and frightening to them. This behaviour is often repeated over a period of time.
The use of language to threaten or hurt, including name-calling and put-downs.
Any intentional and unwelcome use of physical contact or deliberate property damage.
The use of non-verbal signals to cause intimidation or fear.
Leaving someone out on purpose in order to cause feelings of non-acceptance and hurt.
The use of threat and power to obtain favour and goods.
Antagonism or prejudice directed towards someone on the basis of their race.
Repeatedly talking about others in a negative way and spreading rumours to defame a person’s reputation.
Repeatedly telephoning/emailing or networking with the intention to harass or cause discomfort.
Any unwelcome and uninvited comment, attention, contact or behaviour of a sexual nature that is found to be humiliating, offensive or intimidating.
Bullying that is carried out through an internet service, such as email, chat room, discussion group or instant messaging is an offence. It can also include bullying through mobile phone technologies such as short messaging service (SMS).
Examples of cyber bullying include teasing, spreading rumours online, sending inappropriate messages or content, sexting or defamation.
Cyber Bullying is a criminal offence.
As a College we will endeavour, through a variety of approaches and in collaboration with all parties concerned (staff, students and parents), to prevent bullying.
This requires the College to:
The College recommends that parents:
Please note: Parents, family members or friends are not permitted to enter the College grounds to confront students.
Hazel Glen College is committed to dealing with bullying behaviour using preventative (as outlined above) and proactive/reactive processes. The College is reluctant to include a prescriptive reactive process in these guidelines, as this would minimise the myriad of complexities that often surround bullying incidents.
We will, however, take all reports of bullying seriously, tailoring interventions to the individual incident.
These could include: