Code of Conduct

Providing a Safe Learning Environment

 
Our Lynfield College community works together to create a safe and inclusive learning environment.

On enrolment, students and their parents or caregivers are asked to sign their acceptance of our Code of Conduct. This code promotes and supports the physical and emotional safety for self and others throughout the College.

Expectations and Responsibilites


ALL STUDENTS CAN EXPECT TO:
  • Be treated fairly, with respect and dignity
  • Feel safe, valued and connected to the school
  • Have people work with them in a co-operative way
  • Be spoken to without being put down
  • Have others respect their property
  • Have their differences accepted and valued
  • Have others comment positively about their abilities
  • Be free from racial, gender, sexual and physical harassment

IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF ALL STUDENTS TO:
  • Treat others fairly and with respect and dignity
  • Be co-operative and helpful
  • Never use physical or verbal abuse
  • Not allow aggressive, racist or sexist behaviour to go unchallenged
  • Be inclusive of others regardless of gender, race, appearance, physical or intellectual  ability
  • Value the difference in others
  • Be positive about the abilities of others

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.

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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 are trained in restorative practices and manage mediation work to ensure students are accountable for their behaviour, whilst working to ensure a safe and rewarding learning environment. Workshops and further training opportunities are provided to staff throughout the year.