Student Behaviour Management
Victory Lutheran College is a Christian school providing education services and welcomes all children and their families. We are committed to ensuring that all students are able to develop academically, spiritually, socially and physically in an environment that is safe and conducive to learning.
Staff help students develop self-discipline and a sense of personal responsibility for their behaviour and similarly set an example of the behaviour that is required of students, particularly with regard to courtesy, punctuality and mutual respect.
Victory Lutheran College has developed a Student Behaviour Management (Discipline) Policy as an overarching document that outlines the principles and implementation if, or when, disciplinary action is needed. There are a number of policies and procedures related to the Student Behaviour Management (Discipline) Policy, including the Victory Lutheran College Restorative Management Procedure.
Victory Lutheran College uses Restorative Practice as an approach to managing conflict and behaviour concerns with a focus on repairing the hurt caused to a relationship and the obligation to then repair that harm. It is a way for students to develop better understanding and empathy of each other. Students build communication skills, problem solving abilities and learn to appreciate the relationship they have with other students, teachers and staff.
If the restorative process breaks down and the people who have caused harm do not admit their part in the harm, the school may need to move into an investigation and take a punitive approach.
Victory Lutheran College aims to foster and develop an environment:
- where children accept responsibility for their behaviour and any consequences that may arise from inappropriate or unacceptable behaviour. Our focus on restorative justice enables students to develop an understanding that their behaviour affects others
- in which staff and students care for each other and support each other
- In which teasing, bullying and harassment of others are not tolerated
- In which alcohol, drugs and other substances which are harmful to individuals and other members of the community are not tolerated;
- in which the property of the College and the property and belongings of each person are respected and not abused;
- which in every way, including standards and practice in dress and public behaviour, promotes the image of the College as a caring, Christian community; and
- promoting awareness of and responsiveness to the needs of others within a caring College environment and hence make the College a happier place for all, especially those who find school a negative experience.
Corporal punishment will not be carried out or threatened as a part of Behaviour Management at Victory Lutheran College.
All members of the College community, including staff, students and parents/carers, have a role in the implementation of the Student Behaviour Management (Discipline) Policy and related documents.
Our Director of Wellbeing, Mrs Kareena Musgrave, can be contacted on 02 6057 5859 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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