Policy on Discipline

Discipline is what is done for the student, not what is done to the student.

If your child comes home complaining about a policy or discipline, follow these procedures:
  • Give the staff the benefit of the doubt.
  • Realise that your child’s reporting may be emotionally biased and may not include all the information.
  • Realise that the school has reasons for all rules and that they are enforced without partiality.
  • Support the administration and call the school for all the facts.
The discipline will be firm, consistent, fair and tempered with love. Our staff maintains standards of behaviour in the learning Centre through kindness, love and a genuine regard for the student. However, when necessary it will be firmly carried out tempered by good judgement and understanding.


Marks are given for minor violations. e.g. carelessness, lack of responsibility, disturbances and breaking Class Procedures and School rules.


The paramount rule is Do right; Do not disturb. Demerit marks are given for disturbances or broken rules. Three or more marks in one day result in detention:

When a student receives a detention, a CORRECTIVE ACTION NOTICE is sent home with the student and is to be signed by parents. The next day the slip is returned and detention is served that afternoon. Demerits are an indication that a student may need direction in the development of principles of character in his life. Conferences with the Teacher, Principal, and Parents are sometimes necessary to ensure this growth.

Demerits per day

Grade 2 — 12
1 | 0 min
2 | 0 min
3 | 20 min
4 | 25 min
5 | 30 min
6 | 35 min etc.