Student Welfare and Discipline Procedures.
All students at Cronulla Public School are supported in a caring and welcoming environment. School programs and practices reflect our shared beliefs and values. Students are provided with high quality education so that they may learn to the best of their ability and become self-disciplined, respectful and contributing members of the school and community.
Cronulla Public School (CPS) is an inclusive environment which affirms diversity and respects differences. CPS practices are consistent with relevant legislation (The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and The Disability Standards for Education 2005) and Department of Education procedures. During the implementation of procedures, no student will be discriminated against, harassed or victimised on any grounds as stated by the legislation.
Code of Conduct.
The school rules form the school’s Code of Conduct for all students.
Parents and students acknowledge the rules and sign the Code of Conduct at the beginning of each year.
In alignment with the core rules of NSW government schools all students are expected to:
- Respect other students, their teachers and school staff and community members
- Follow school and class rules and follow the directions of their teachers
- Strive for the highest standards in learning
- Respect all members of the school community and show courtesy to all students, teachers and community members
- Resolve conflict respectfully, calmly and fairly
- Comply with the school’s uniform policy or dress code
- Attend school every day (unless legally excused)
- Respect all property
- Not be violent or bring weapons, illegal drugs, alcohol or tobacco into our schools
- Not bully, harass, intimidate or discriminate against anyone in our schools
Bullying is defined by the NSW Department of Education as follows:
“Bullying has three main features – it involves a misuse of power in a relationship, is ongoing and repeated, and involves behaviours that can cause harm. Bullying can happen in person or online, and it can be obvious (overt) or hidden (covert). Bullying can have a lasting impact on everyone involved, including those who witness it.”
Behaviour that infringes on the safety of others, such as harassment, bullying and illegal or anti-social behaviour of any kind, will not be tolerated.
The school has a separate Anti-Bullying Procedures document.
Cronulla Public School has zero tolerance for verbal, physical and emotional abuse.