Support and Opportunities
At Trinity College, it is important that all members of the school community feel safe and supported in the school environment. As a Catholic educating community, the school has developed its disciplinary policies and procedures with the intention of developing all dimensions of the whole student. The implementation of these policies takes into account the wellbeing of students and ensures that all members of the community are supported and given the opportunity to flourish.
Trinity College’s behaviour management procedures are embedded in a whole school positive approach. This approach involves all the members of the school community (students, staff, parents, carers and other community members) and works across all the areas of school life. It implicitly acknowledges that learning occurs not only through the formal curriculum, but also through students’ daily experience of life in the school – and beyond. In general, the College aims to take a preventative and early interventionist approach, so that potential breaches are avoided and minimised.
Our positive approach to behaviour management incorporates clear behavioural expectations, which are listed below:
- BE RESPECTFUL
- BE RESPONSIBLE
- BE POSITIVE
- BE PUNCTUAL
An integral component of positive behavior management at Trinity College is building positive relationships across the whole school community and restoring damaged relationships through the process of Restorative Practice. “Restorative measures help students learn from their mistakes, grow in self-discipline, take responsibility for their actions, recognise the impact of their actions on others, and reconcile and resolve conflict with others” (CECV Draft Policy Appendix A: Student Behaviour Management p.3). When dealing with breaches of College expectations, students are to be treated with dignity, with the overall aim of changing behaviour to acceptable levels.
It is acknowledged that behaviours both vary in the degree in seriousness and that students differ in the degree to which they alter their behaviour patterns. As such, there is a support network for dealing with student behavioural issues which involves the Homeroom teacher, Year Level Coordinator, Wellbeing Coordinator, Director of Students, Deputy Principal and Principal.
In the event of student misbehaviour, it is expected that parents will accept the disciplinary policies and procedures of the school and will support Trinity College in the setting of consequences for students.
Feel free to request a copy of Trinity College’s Safe School – Harassment Procedures for Student