KingsWay School provides an environment conducive to the spiritual growth and development of young people. A standard of conduct based on Biblical principals is necessary to provide such an environment. A desire for spiritual growth in the light of these principles has led KingsWay School to adopt the following standards which we believe are conducive to the environment that will best promote the spiritual welfare of the student. The school, therefore, requests that each student:
1. Treats staff and students and school property with respect at all times.
2. Refrains from swearing, using indecent language, smoking, drinking alcoholic beverages, drug taking, gambling.
Students are expected to abide by these standards throughout their time at KingsWay school.
Our intention at KingsWay School is to use Restorative Practice principles when dealing with student behaviour and relationship conflict. Restorative Practice focuses less on punishment and more on accountability and repairing the harm that has been caused. Restorative Practice is widely used in both NZ schools and overseas as a more effective way to transform hearts and attitudes rather than just focusing on behaviour. “The fundamental hypothesis of Restorative Practices is disarmingly simple: that human beings are happier, more productive and more likely to make positive changes in their behaviour when those in positions of authority do things with them, rather than to them or for them.” (Wachtel 2004).
Restorative Practice is not a ‘soft option’ that involves ‘just talking’. Rather, it invites students to own the consequences of their actions and be able to participate in the process of ‘putting it right’. This in no way eliminates the rules and guidelines as mentioned previously, nor set consequences for misdemeanours. Rather it is the WAY we engage with students within the classroom, Deans’ meetings, or at Senior Management or Board level. It invites students to respond to the following questions:
At KingsWay we see Restorative Practices fitting well with our Christian ethos, inspiring students towards Christlikeness, personal responsibility, reconciling relationships and building community. Our desire is that the way we ‘do discipline’ reflects Christ’s example to us – that it supports relationships between students, and between students and teachers and transforms hearts and minds.
For serious misdemeanours, the deans will deal with the student in consultation with the Head of School.
After School Detentions cannot be transferred to lunchtime detention. As an after school detention can affect transport arrangements students are expected to make every attempt to avoid incurring after-school detention.
Daily Report:Students whose work, attitude or behaviour is cause for ongoing concern will be placed on daily report following discussion with the parents of the student.
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