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Behaviour Management
“The aim of Warwick’s Behaviour Management Policy is to create an environment in which
students are able to learn with little or no disruption from others. Students are encouraged
at all times to be responsible for their own behaviour…”


Aims and Purposes

Warwick Senior High School’s Behaviour Management Policy embodies the school mission statement. It represents a total school approach towards the achievement of a friendly, safe and pleasant environment in which students and staff can strive for excellence in their educational pursuits.

Warwick Senior High School aims to:
  • Create a caring school environment where the rights and responsibilities of the individual are recognised and respected.
  • Recognise those members of the school community whose exemplary behaviour promotes a positive and caring school environment.
  • Establish a set of rules that protect the rights of all individuals.
  • Establish a clear set of consequences for individuals who do not accept their responsibilities and break rules, so that they are encouraged to recognise and respect the rights of others.

Rights and Responsibilities within Our School Community


All members of the School Community have the RIGHT to:
  • Be treated with courtesy and respect.
  • Work in and enjoy a safe, secure and clean environment.
  • Teach and learn without disruption.
  • Achieve their educational potential.
  • Have their property respected.
  • Be proud of their achievements.
All members of the School Community have the RESPONSIBILITY to:
  • Show respect and courtesy to others.
  • Keep our environment safe, secure and clean.
  • Ensure that there is no disruption to another person’s teaching or learning environment.
  • Respect student, staff and school property.
  • Ensure that their actions do not discredit the school.

Managing Student Behaviour


Each student is required to accept the logical consequences of his/her behaviour choices.

The following steps will be implemented to manage the behaviour of students. It is important to note that our Managing Student Behaviour procedure focuses on a ‘Personal Plan’ and each student accepting the logical consequences of his/her personal behaviour choices.

Students are placed at Stage 1 if they have behaved inappropriately in class, or in the school yard, and have not accepted their teacher’s warnings.

Stage 1

  • The student works through the ‘Personal Plan’ sheet with the teacher.
  • Parents/carers contacted by the teacher to help resolve student behaviour problems.

Stage 2 (If the inappropriate behaviour/s continues)

  • The student works through the ‘Personal Plan’ sheet (optional).
  • Parents/carers contacted by the teacher to help resolve student behaviour problems.
  • An appropriate sanction may be applied at this stage.

Stage 3 (If the inappropriate behaviour/s continues)

  • The student works through the ‘Personal Plan’ sheet.
  • The Head of Learning Area (HOLA) will ensure that the parent/caregiver is contacted to discuss concerns and implications in relation to student learning.
  • The HOLA may choose to isolate the student from his/her class until the behaviour problem is satisfactorily resolved with the class teacher.
  • An interview may be arranged with the parent/caregiver.
  • An appropriate sanction may be applied at this stage.

Stage 4 (If the inappropriate behaviour/s continues)

At this stage, the student will be referred to the Associate Principal who may:
  • Place the student in an alternative location for a minimum of one day (Internal Suspension), or suspend the student from school.
  • Inform the parent/caregiver that the student has been withdrawn. An interview may be conducted (by telephone or in person) to discuss the agreed conditions for a return to class.
  • Where there has been a serious teacher-student conflict resulting in the student’s suspension, the HOLA is responsible for the student’s re-entry to class, upon the student’s return.
  • Where a student has been suspended, on return to school, the student is to be accompanied by a parent/carer for a re-entry interview.
If a student’s behaviour is severe, they may be placed immediately at Stage 4 where an Associate Principal will apply an appropriate sanction and assist the student to resolve his/her behaviour issues.
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