Rights and Responsibilities
All students have the right to a safe and caring environment which promotes learning, personal growth and self-esteem. The College is committed to providing this and each member of our school community has the responsibility to make this happen.
The College will provide a positive culture where bullying is not accepted. All members of the College community have the right to be respected by others, the right to learn, to participate in learning activities and the right to be safe and secure.
When implementing this policy, the College will apply a "restorative approach" to student wellbeing. The focus of a restorative approach to intervention will be on:
Addressing the underlying cause of behaviour;
Acknowledging and accepting responsibility for the harm caused to the College community;
Using restorative practices to address the behaviour, repair the harm and reintegrate students back into the College community;
Making the commitment of time and resources necessary to repair relationships restoratively.
Restorative approaches may be addressed on an individual basis or through group conferences depending on the circumstances.