Consequences for unacceptable behaviour
Students may be withdrawn from activities for persistent or serious misconduct. In all cases they will be supervised by a staff member. Persistent unacceptable behaviour reported to Centre Administration will be reported to the visiting school's administration and/or parents. Students may be removed from activities (indefinitely) or excluded from the remaining program (requiring dismissal to home) by Centre Administration for the following reasons:
- Breach of the visiting school's behaviour plan (PDF, 245KB).
- Criminal behaviour.
- The student's continued presence is a serious threat to their own safety or the safety of others.
Premeditated vandalism including environmental vandalism.
In the event of a prohibited substance being found with/or consumed by a student, the centre will enact the following procedures:
- Health status of student will be determined and medical support sought if necessary.
- Substance will be identified (where possible), confiscated and secured.
- Any other people involved will be identified and managed accordingly.
- Police service will be notified if the substance is suspected as being illicit.
- Student's school Principal will be contacted. Strategy for informing parent/caregiver will be negotiated along with procedures for transporting student from the centre.
- Regional Executive Director South East will be notified and a report will be prepared.
Jacobs Well Environmental Education Centre supports all visiting schools through provision of a detailed resource package which includes the centre's guidelines for responsible behaviour regarding safety, risk, welfare, health and security.
Other points to note
- It is the visiting school's responsibility to ensure that student and visiting adults support structures (medical, learning and behaviour support) available at the school site that are provided during Centre programs.
- Contact will be made with the visiting school's administration in the case of serious breaches of conduct.
- Behaviour support strategies will reflect collaboration between Centre staff, visiting school staff, school administration and parents as required.
In cases of misconduct, students will be encouraged to
- identify their inappropriate behaviour
- reflect on the implications of their behaviour
- accept responsibility and appropriate consequences for their actions and
- strive to rebuild trust and select more appropriate behaviours.