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Yass High School

Yass High School

We value respect, responsibility, safety and learning.

Telephone02 6226 1711

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Discipline and Welfare

Discipline and Welfare Policy 

It is expected that students display our school values whether they are in the classroom, on excursion or in the community. Our Positive Behaviour for Success team oversees the regular review, teaching and publication of school values and expectations at the school.   

 

Yass HS Student Management (docx 26 KB)

 

 We believe     

  • Students have the right to be safe and happy at school
  • A teacher must be able to teach at all times
  • No student has the right to stop others from learning
  • Students are responsible for their own actions and must accept the consequences that follow from those actions
  • Other consequences for poor behaviour choices are teacher interviews, detentions and in school community service. Students who continue to ignore our school values may receive a Formal Caution and, if their behaviour does not improve, a Suspension.
  • Students who are struggling with their academic or social behaviour are identified and supported.
  • The Learning and Support team works to ensure that all students follow an appropriate pattern of study, that learning needs of students are accommodated and that learning experiences and tasks are modified in line with identified needs.
  • Our Welfare Network includes: a District School Counsellor available two days per week; Year Advisers who organise transition from primary school activities and work with the same year group from Year 7 through to Year 12..
  • Bullying is not tolerated at Yass High School. Students who do not respect this are told that their behaviour is unacceptable and hurtful and has to stop. If it continues, parents are informed and students must work through a series of lessons to learn appropriate ways to treat others. A whole school understanding of what bullying means, its consequences and effects and the importance of speaking up is developed through an awareness raising program for students and staff.

 

  • Teachers trained in anti-discrimination and anti-racism protocols oversee the development of positive behaviour in these areas.
  • Students, parents and staff are encouraged to raise issues of concern regarding any aspect of the school with a teacher or the principal.
  • At all times, the policies and procedures of the NSW Department of Education and Communities are followed and implemented.
  • The school code is developed by the school Welfare Committee  representing all stakeholders.