Behaviour Code

This Code will be explained at school assemblies, at parent interviews, on posters and on documentation throughout the school, and also, within the classroom.

No student is to disrupt another student's learning.

If removed from class, the student will work at a desk in the office area for that class.

If the behaviour continues, the student may be withdrawn from the afternoon programme for a defined period of time. This can be a particular afternoon class or a number of consecutive classes.

Rules

The Trust Board sets rules to ensure that all students are treated fairly, and respect each other and their property. Rules may be changed from time to time as the Board sees fit. Given the location of the school and the number of times we will be in the community, it is important that the rules are kept with a set of consequences if they are not. However, given the nature of the school, it is envisaged that there will be very few genuine disciplinary problems.

Attendance – students must attend each scheduled day. When there is sickness, or another good reason, the school must be notified as soon as possible on that day. When the students return to school, a written note is required.

Inappropriate Items – the normal items that schools exclude are not to be brought to South Auckland Middle School (gum, drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, inappropriate literature or electronic material).

Internet Use – the Internet and e-mail facilities must not be mis-used in terms of sending or downloading inappropriate materials. All students/parents will be required to sign a standard Cybersafety agreement form.

Off-Site Behaviour – When off-site during school hours, South Auckland Middle School students must wear their uniform well, treat all people with respect, and obey all laws.