Expectations of Students

The following expectations are aimed at ensuring a safe, secure learning environment in which students and staff can achieve to their full potential. Students who choose to engage in behaviours contrary to those listed, can expect that consequences will follow.
At all times students are expected to behave in a way that respects the rights, welfare and property of others. As such, the following behaviours are expected:
• We should treat others as we would like to be treated – by being polite and well-mannered at all times. 
• It is unfair and unacceptable to interfere with the learning of other students and so courteous and orderly behaviour is expected at all times.
• Harassment, intimidation and aggression prevent others from enjoying a safe, friendly and productive working environment. 
• We don’t accept swearing and put downs are not acceptable. Abusive or offensive language is insulting and demeaning. 
• Respect school property and the property of others. Taking or using other people’s property without their permission is inconsiderate and inappropriate.
• We expect students to comply promptly with reasonable requests and instructions from teachers and to cooperate and support them to achieve their best with all students.
• Being on time to class, to assembly and to other timetabled activities is important because it means that you are able to participate fully without disrupting others.
• Keeping up to date with your work and completing your homework and assignments on time is a key to your success in schooling.
• In order to minimise disruption to other classes, we ask that, unless otherwise directed by the class teacher, students should wait quietly outside the classroom at the beginning of a class until the teacher arrives and enters the room with them. 
• Going to your locker between periods or during class time is disruptive to your classmates and the teacher and inefficient use of time. For this reason, it is important to remember to take all necessary equipment to each class.
• The use and/or supply of any drugs, including alcohol and tobacco, within the College, the College grounds or at any College function can adversely affect the rights and enjoyment of others and is against school policy.
• As we have a ‘duty of care’ and are responsible for the wellbeing of all students during the school day, there are conditions under which students are allowed to leave either the classroom or the College grounds. These are outlined separately and there are consequences for students who choose not to accept these conditions.
• School Uniform is an important aspect of College life. We expect you to wear full school uniform at all times (including on excursions unless otherwise advised). You should explain to your Form/Home Group teacher and/or Coordinator if you are out of uniform for any reason. Refer to our School Uniform Policy on our school website.
• We are concerned for the students’ safety and our SunSmart Policy requires all students to wear a broad-brimmed school hat whenever they are out in the sun during (at least) Terms 1 and 4. Hats should be taken to class so that they can be worn when moving from one area of the College to another. Caps do not provide sufficient protection against harmful UV Rays.
• Sensible, safe and considerate behaviour is expected on all College excursions or camps and whilst travelling on the buses. As such, the behaviours described above are expected in those situations as well.