Our school adopts a 'restorative' approach to those events that occur in daily life which may require conflict resolution. In using Restorative Practices we ensure all members of our CAS community share the responsibility of building and sustaining a positive school environment based on strong relationships. We strive to enhance our school-wide culture of mutual respect, care and support even in the face of wrongdoing and relationship conflict. It is also an opportunity for the wrong doer to reflect and learn about the consequences of their actions, to develop empathy for others, and to make amends in such a way as to strengthen the community bonds that may have been damaged.
CODE OF CONDUCT All members of the school community are expected to show respect and consideration for others and their property. A positive and safe environment for learning in the school is of prime importance.
MY RIGHTS & OBLIGATIONS AT COLLINGWOOD AREA SCHOOL
I HAVE THE RIGHT TO: I AM OBLIGED TO:
1) Learn free from intimidation. 1) Allow others to learn free from intimidation and distraction.
2) Have my property, actions and personal space respected. 2) Respect the property, actions and personal space of others.
3) Be safe from physical, verbal and all other forms of abuse. 3) Refrain from the use of physical, verbal and all other forms of abuse.
4) Make honest mistakes in the process of learning. 4) Allow others to make honest mistakes in the learning process.
5) Be different, without being put down. 5) Respect people who are different to me.
CHILD PROTECTION Collingwood Area School is committed to keeping children healthy and safe. We may share information with appropriate agencies (such as health and education providers or other agencies involved with your child’s life) if sharing that information will protect or improve the safety, health or well-being of a child. Our school by law will always share information with CYFS and the Police.
IT'S OBVIOUS, BUT WORTH REMEMBERING…….
For any of our whānau visiting school or meeting with staff, please sign in and out when you arrive and leave. It helps keep us all safe. In general, no student should leave the school grounds without permission although Year 12 and 13 students are allowed out at lunchtime. They also have to sign in and out too. And of course, smoking and the consumption of drugs and alcohol, or being under their influence of these, is not permitted on school grounds or whilst engaged in any school activity. Kia ora.