Code of Conduct

Expectations of a Safe School

At Lynfield College all students can expect to:
  • be free from being harassed - verbally or physically
  • have others respect their property
  • be spoken to without being "put down"
  • have others comment positively about their abilities
  • have their differences valued
  • have people work with them in a co-operative way
  • not be harassed on the basis of gender, race, appearance, physical or intellectual ability
  • be treated fairly, with respect and dignity
  • feel safe, valued and connected to the school

If any student feels they have been unfairly treated in any way, they should speak with their form teacher, or subject teacher, or Dean, and the matter will be investigated. There is also the option of talking through the situation with one of the Guidance Counsellors.

Restorative Practices 

               Me Te Aroha Ka Tutuki
  -through caring concern and support for others all things are possible

Our behaviour management procedures place emphasis on restorative practices to enable students to take responsibility for the results of their behaviour.  The fundamental hypothesis of restorative practices is simple:  that human beings are happier, more productive and more likely to make positive changes in their behaviour when those in positions of authority do things with them, rather than to them or for them. 

Our Deans, Guidance and Senior Management Teams have received training in restorative practices and frequently manage mediation work to hold students accountable for their behaviour, whilst working to ensure a safe and pleasant environment.  Workshops and further training opportunities are also offered throughout the year to our entire staff. 

The detention system and other traditional measures sit alongside our restorative practices and should be utilized less as restorative practices are embedded within our school culture.