Welfare and Discipline
The Welfare and Discipline Policy of Essendon Keilor College is based on the principle of building a real partnership between parents, teachers and students. Each group has agreed rights and responsibilities to ensure that each student can achieve their best educational outcome.
Statement of Belief
Essendon Keilor College believes that:
1. The whole school community is guided by our Welfare and
2. Each member of our school community has a set of Rights and
3. Welfare and Discipline is a partnership between teachers, students
4. Welfare and Discipline is an integral part of teaching and learning.
5. The school provides a safe, secure working environment for students
6. The total well-being of students and staff is a high priority.
Essendon Keilor College, through its Welfare and Discipline Policy, aims to:
1. Create a co-operative and supportive learning environment by having
* clear expectations of behaviour
* consistent practice
* effective communication
* a positive problem solving approach
2. Develop and emphasise positive relationships between students, staff
and the wider community.
3. Provide ongoing support for teachers through an extensive network
within the College and through professional development activities.
4. Develop an ongoing Implementation, Training and Review Plan
through the Student Services Committee of Council.
Rights and Responsibilities
At Essendon Keilor College the Welfare and Discipline partnership is based on the following principles:
Students have a right:
* to be safe and secure.
* to learn in an encouraging, non-disruptive environment.
* to be valued as an individual.
* to be listened to, and involved in, issues concerning themselves.
Students have a responsibility:
* to respect the property and safety of others.
* to contribute to a co-operative learning environment.
* to attend class prepared to learn.
Parents have a right:
* to expect that their child is safe and secure.
* to know that their child will be dealt with in a fair and equitable
* to receive regular information about their child's progress.
* to be consulted when a difficulty emerges.
Parents have a responsibility:
* to support College policy in a positive way.
* to assist in their child's learning as a partner with the College in
matters concerning homework, uniform, attendance, participation in
parent-teacher interviews and behaviour.
Staff have a right:
* to an orderly, co-operative, teaching environment with well-
maintained equipment and safe, clean working conditions.
* to courtesy, respect and support from students, parents, colleagues,
the College Council and the DEECD.
* to be fully informed and involved in decision-making.
* to clear guidelines in Welfare and Discipline policy and practice
which undergo ongoing evaluation.
Staff have a responsibility:
* to treat students with fairness, consistency, respect and care.
* to develop positive classroom strategies that cater for the full range
of students' talents, abilities and needs.
* to be professional in terms of dress, manner, punctuality and class