To assist families to educate their children spiritually, intellectually, socially, emotionally and physically so that our students may have a greater understanding of the wisdom and love of God; thus allowing them to participate to the best of their ability in the life of the Church and the world at large.
At St Mary’s we strive to equip students with the skills that will allow them to actively participate in the life of the Church and the world at large. This cannot be done in isolation from others. Children need to respect the rights of others, realise that they are responsible for their own actions and that their actions have consequences.
Therefore St Mary’s strives to promote a secure, respectful and healthy environment in which students have the opportunity to develop into discerning, self-disciplined and contributing member of our school community.
Occasionally students do display subtle, subversive or intimidating behaviours that are disruptive to learning, place others safety in danger or show disregard for the code of conduct established at the school. How the school responds to these behaviours represents a critical test of how we respond to our mission to show love to the perpetrator and at the same time respect the rights and welfare of those how have been offended.
To create a school community where:
Good supervision and clear expectations in both the playground and classroom are essential for good discipline. Alert teachers can anticipate most discipline issues thus allowing them to defuse situations before they become major incidents.
Our School Expectations
At St Mary’s Primary School we treat others like we would like to be treated ourselves.
We are always:
Getting along with others
Because we are all responsible for our own actions
Corporal Punishment is never to be administered at St Mary’s School by any staff member, parent or volunteer.
Time Out Procedures to be followed as outlined in the Staff Handbook.
Suspension and Expulsion – Diocesan procedures will be followed as per Diocesan Policy
No additional funding is required for this policy
The Discipline Policy will be evaluated at regular intervals at staff meetings.