The Heritage Private School is a caring community which strives to enrich and develop the full potential of every individual. The atmosphere created in the School is therefore ‘friendly yet disciplined’, with students expected to be accountable for themselves and for the well-being of others in the community.
The School seeks to nurture an environment where relationships between students and teachers, and between students themselves, are based on mutual trust and respect. In class, students are encouraged to examine the standards and values of society, and develop both a personal credo and the ethical principles to guide them throughout their lives. The School believes that wherever possible, self-discipline is more effective than outward discipline from others.
The School has established a Behaviour Code of Conduct that encourages all to go about their daily work knowing the standards which are expected of them and the procedures which exist to provide fair treatment for all.
Bullying and discrimination are not tolerated.
Good behaviour is primarily encouraged through a system of rewards and commendations.
In the Kindergarten and Primary School, in the majority of cases, a firm reminder from a member of staff will often be sufficient to prevent inappropriate behaviour from happening again.
In the Secondary School, behaviour is assessed based on the ten transgressions listed below. Both commendations and transgressions are recorded in the Student Planner.
With the support, co-operation and understanding of the family in upholding the expected standards of behaviour, the School has created a warm, united community of content, courteous, and successful young people.
School Rule Transgressions
- Incorrect uniform, jewellery, hair, nail varnish, or make-up.
- Lateness to registration or lessons.
- Possession or use of mobile phones or digital music devices.
- Incorrect locker usage.
- Obscene or immoral language, inappropriate behaviour, insubordination or defiance.
- Vandalising school property, equipment or books.
- Dishonesty including lying, cheating, stealing.
- Leaving school without permission, and truancy.
- Violent or aggressive behaviour including throwing missiles.
- Smoking or the possession of alcohol or illegal substances.