Rights and Responsibilities

STUDENT

Rights

Responsibilities

Students have a right to:

  • Be treated fairly and with respect
  • Be valued as individuals and have their unique learning styles recognised and catered for so that they can learn and maximise their potential
  • Expect a learning program that meets their individual needs
  • Participate fully in the school’s educational program
  • Have a safe, secure environment that is free from intimidation, bullying and harassment
  • Be provided with exemplary role models by all staff of the College
  • Be regularly informed of their progress
  • Be involved in the decision making process of the College
  • Access the college network services with written parental permission

 

Students have a responsibility to:

  • Respect the rights of fellow students, staff and members of the College
  • Behave in a positive manner that contributes to the learning of fellow students, does not disrupt the learning of students and enables teachers to teach in an atmosphere of cooperation
  • Take responsibility for their learning and use the resources and teachers of the College to facilitate and support their learning
  • Respect and not interfere with the Computer hardware, software, systems and networks provided by the College in any manner including the introduction of viruses
  • Observe copyright laws and licence agreements; the loading of computer games is not permitted
  • Use the computer network to only transmit material which is not in violation of any state, federal or international law (including anything pornographic, obscene, threatening or harassing)
  • Maintain and use their network file storage area responsibly and not interfere with or trespass in others’ folders work or files.

TEACHERS

Rights

Responsibilities

Teachers have a right to:

  • Expect student to follow reasonable instructions given by teachers in the performance of their duties 
  • Expect that they will be able to teach in an orderly and cooperative environment
  • Expect students to be punctual and regular in attendance to school and classes and take all the required equipment to participate
  • Use discretion in the application of rules and consequences and be fair and consistent in their application
  • Be informed, within Privacy requirements, about matters relating to students that will affect the teaching and learning program for that student
  • Receive respect and support from the school community  
  • Expect that students observe all classroom and College rules and expectations as documented in the Student Code of Conduct 

 

Teachers have a responsibility to:

  • Fairly, reasonably and consistently, implement the engagement policy.
  • Use positive reinforcement and encouragement to build self-esteem
  • Build positive relationships with students
  • Know how students learn and how to teach them effectively.
  • Know the content they teach.
  • Know their students.
  • Plan and assess for effective learning.
  • Create and maintain safe and challenging learning environments.
  • Implement the anti-bullying and harassment policy
  • Access specialist welfare and referral services when required
  • Use a range of teaching strategies and resources to engage students in effective learning.
  • Regular monitoring of student progress, attendance, participation and welfare
  • Treat all members of the college community with respect, fairness and dignity
  • Keep parents and guardians informed on student progress and learning

PARENTS / GUARDIANS

Rights

Responsibilities

Parents / Guardians have a right to:

 

  • Expect that their children will be educated in a secure environment in which care, courtesy and respect for the rights of others are encouraged 
  • Expect communication and participation in their child’s education and learning 
  • Expect a positive and supportive approach to their child’s learning  

 

Parents / Guardians have a responsibility to:

  • Promote positive educational outcomes for their children by taking an active interest in their child’s educational progress and by modelling positive behaviours.
  • Ensure their child’s regular attendance
  • Engage in regular and constructive communication with school staff regarding their child’s learning.
  • Support the school in maintaining a safe and respectful learning environment for all students.
  • Build positive relationships with members of the school community
  • Ensure students have the appropriate learning materials and uniform
  • Promote respectful relationships

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