Effective discipline is based on a consistent philosophy.

The Discipline Framework covers the following basic philosophy and approach for developing good discipline in students:

  • The goal of discipline is to teach students how to develop self-discipline.
  • Discipline is a learning process to develop students' thinking and moral faculties.
  • Leadership is the key success factor for effective school discipline.
  • A whole-school, multi-faceted approach is required.

A key strategy for developing good discipline is to build our students’ social and emotional competencies by:

  • creating a supportive environment;
  • teaching values and social and emotional skills;
  • providing opportunities for students to exercise good behaviour; and
  • guiding and re-orientating students who have erred in their behaviour.

Effective discipline requires collaboration among stakeholders. This is why our schools form partnerships with families and external agencies to help students with disciplinary problems. Consistent and collaborative efforts from various stakeholders will help our students become self-disciplined individuals of good character.