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.
|ALL STUDENTS CAN EXPECT TO:
IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF ALL STUDENTS TO:
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.
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.
These rules are to ensure that Lynfield College is a safe environment for students, staff and all members of the community. They are also intended to protect the good name of Lynfield College.
Acceptance of these rules is a condition of enrolment and the College has a range of consequences for those who break them. It is the responsibility of all staff to proactively support each other in consistently enforcing these rules.
Physical contact between students must be respectful and appropriate for a school setting.
Smoking / vaping, consumption of alcohol and drug use is not permitted in any school building, or on school grounds, or when wearing a school uniform. This applies at all times including after school hours, and at weekends. No student may consume, sell, purchase, supply, or have in their possession or be under the influence of alcohol, tobacco or look alike tobacco products such as, but not limited to, eCigarettes / vaping, illegal drugs, synthetic drugs, R18 legal drugs or party pills whether or not lawful under the law of New Zealand, while on the school’s property or under the authority of the school.
The Lynfield College School Ball is a special social event provided by the College to those senior students from Year 12 and 13 who meet the criteria to attend. Students are informed about this criteria since the start if the year. Student attendance at the Ball is a privilege and not a right.
School Ball Criteria• Meeting all outstanding obligations to the College
All students will be security-checked by security staff when they arrive at the venue.
As this is a school event no alcohol, drugs, smoking (including vaping), or any other inappropriate behaviour is permitted. Any breaches of this behaviour will immediately result in parents/caregivers being contacted to collect the student.
Lynfield College’s responsibility ceases when students leave the Ball.