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Code of School Behaviour

Statement of Standards


Responsible Behaviour Plan for Students

Purpose
Gordonvale State High School is committed to providing a safe, respectful and disciplined learning environment for students and staff, where students have opportunities to engage in quality learning experiences and acquire values supportive of their lifelong wellbeing.

This Responsible Behaviour Plan for Students is designed to facilitate high standards of behaviour so that the learning and teaching in our school can be effective and students can participate positively within our school community.

Gordonvale's Responsible Behaviour Plan reflects Education Queensland's committment that all studens have the right to learn, teachers have the right to teach and that all school community members have the right to be safe.

Learning and Behaviour Statement

All areas of Gordonvale State High School are learning and teaching environments. We consider behaviour management to be an opportunity for valuable social learning as well as a means of maximising the success of academic education programs.

Our Responsible Behaviour Plan outlines our system for facilitating positive behaviours, preventing problem behaviour and responding to unnacceptable behaviours. Through our school plan, shared expectations for student behaviour are plain to everyone, assisting Gordonvale to create and maintain a positive and productive learning and teaching environment, where ALL school community members have clear and consistent expectations and understandings of their role in the educational process.

All members of the school community are expected to:
  • Conduct themselves in a lawful, ethical, safe and responsible manner which recognises and respects the rights of others.

Students are expected to:
  • Participate actively in the school's educational program;
  • Take responsibility for their own behaviour and learning;
  • Demonstrate respect for themselves, other members of the school community and the school environment;
  • Behave in a manner that respects the rights of others, including the right to learn;
  • Cooperate with staff and others in authority.

Parents/Carers are expected to:
  • Show an active interest in their child's schooling and progress;
  • Cooperate with the school to achieve the best outcomes for their child;
  • Support school staff in maintaining a safe and respectful learning environment for all students;
  • Initiate and maintain constructive communication and relationships with school staff regarding their child's learning, wellbeing and behaviour;
  • Contribute positively to behaviour support plans that concern their child.

Schools are expected to:
  • Provide safe and supportive learning environments;
  • Provide inclusive and engaging curriculum and teaching;
  • Initiate and maintain constructive communication and relationships with students and parents/carers;
  • Promote the skills of responsible self-management.

Behaviour that does not comply with the expected standards is not acceptable. The school's Responsible Behaviour Plan sets out in more detail the support provided for students and consequences for student behaviour that is not consistent with these standards.

Our school rules have been agreed upon and endorsed by all staff and our P&C and are aligned with the values, principles and expected standards outlined in Education Queensland's Code of School Behaviour.