Effective discipline is based on a consistent philosophy. Some key ideas of The Discipline Philosophy include:

  • Students learn well when there is order and discipline. At the same time, they need care, encouragement and space to learn from mistakes and improve.
  • Discipline is a learning process, and the goal is to teach students how to develop self-discipline and good character.
  • Disciplinary measures help students understand that their actions carry consequences, which helps them learn to take responsibility for their actions.
  • Strong, stable and supportive School Leadership is the key success factor for effective school discipline.
  • A whole-school, multi-faceted approach is required.
  • To sustain positive behaviour, schools should involve peers to influence others positively to create a caring and supportive community.

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

  • promoting a safe, caring and supportive environment;
  • teaching values and social and emotional skills;
  • providing opportunities for students to exercise and reinforce good behaviour;
  • guiding and re-orientating students who have erred in their behaviour; and
  • restoring relationships that may have broken down due to the behaviour.

Effective discipline requires support and collaboration among stakeholders. This is why our schools work closely with parents and external agencies to help support our students with disciplinary problems to become self-disciplined individuals of good character.