Disciplined and Responsible Learners
To educate our students to become responsible individuals in a safe and engaging environment
The school adopts Restorative Justice in managing student discipline. This theory of Restorative Justice is underpinned by values and beliefs that view wrongdoing and wrong doers differently. The focus is more on the people and not just the rules and code of conduct. There is a shift from zero tolerance towards behavioural issues where wrong doing and inappropriate acts are viewed as teachable moments and an opportunity for learning. We place importance on relationship and individual needs and seek to achieve positive closure in managing behavioural issues. The school also administers punitive measures such as caning male students as a part of the justice process.
The school’s approach to discipline is guided by the philosophy “Discipline with Dignity” where any forms of measures adopted in dealing with students maintain the dignity and respect of both the student and teacher at all times. We strongly believe in the principle of “Public Affirmation and Private Correction” where students are recognised for good deeds publically and at the same time unacceptable behaviours are managed in private.
The school uses Restorative Practice (RP) as a key tool when managing student discipline.
Restorative Practice (RP) is an approach that aims to:
• Manage conflict and tension by repairing harm and strengthening relationship as a way of building community.
• Promote building respectful and trusting relationship as a foundation for teaching and learning.
• Provide an opportunity for students to learn about the consequences of their actions, develop empathy and work out a resolution.
Students are guided through a series of reflective questions that enable them to realise their wrong doing and work out possible resolutions.
RP Questions :
What were you thinking about at that time?
What are your thoughts been since?
Who has been affected by what you did?
In what ways have they been affected?
What do you think you need to do to make things right?