Behaviour Management

Behaviour Management

Discipline Policy


  • Students have a right to learn and teachers a right to teach.
  • At GBC, our focus is on maintaining a positive learning environment and high expectations and standards. 
  • The College aims to assist students to be responsible, confident, respectful and reliable young adults.
  • A strong, consistent discipline policy complements these goals and is based on four important concepts:


Justice    Acceptance    Learning     Safety


  • Staff response to student behaviour is appropriate and consistent, and the consequences for behaviour are affirming, just, progressive and predictable.
  • Support and counselling are also provided for students, as well as regular communication with parents, but if students repeatedly choose to disrespect the college standards, they may lose their place at the college. 




Our commitment is to ensure that each person can expect to have: -

Students have the responsibility to:-

Staff have the responsibility to:-


- without interruption through the actions and words of others

  • co-operate with teachers
  • prevent disruptive actions
  • listen and speak with care for others
  • enter rooms politely
  • allow others to learn
  • be prepared for lessons and complete homework
  • be punctual
  • allow others to achieve without “putting them down”
  • be involved in school activities
  • be well informed and prepared
  • be punctual
  • recognise and encourage genuine effort
  • provide modern and adequate resources
  • accurately assess and report student progress
  • use effective methods


- recognition and respect for endeavour and personal difference

  • treat others as you would like to be treated (respect, courtesy)
  • accept others with understanding
  • respect differences and not hurt, laugh at or tease others
  • use appropriate language
  • offer unconditional acceptance to every student
  • offer positive personal relationships
  • treat all students with equity


- environmental safety


- freedom from physical and verbal abuse

  • respect the authority of the teacher
  • use the appropriate procedures to pursue grievance (report harassment or bullying)
  • Obey the rule of “NO threatening, hitting or hurting anyone” as we do not tolerate bullying
  • observe the safety rules
  • remain in bounds
  • walk along verandahs and pathways
  • place any litter in bins
  • line up and wait quietly outside rooms and buses
  • treat students with respect
  • observe agreed procedures
  • make sure that students are not exposed to danger
  • teach safety
  • take care of all students
  • ensure students observe rules


- to receive fair treatment and equal access to resources

  • share and take care of equipment (no graffiti)
  • seek permission when borrowing others’ property
  • hand in lost property
  • report theft
  • prevent stealing and destruction of property
  • speak and respect the truth
  • dress neatly in correct uniform
  • leave banned items at home
  • investigate any student concerns
  • teach and insist on careful use of property
  • provide students the best environment for achieving success and make sure students achieve their potential.


Download the 2020 Primary Student Conduct and Discipline policy here.


Download the 2020 Secondary Student Conduct and Discipline policy here.

College Affirmation...

I have a right to learn free from distraction.

I have a right to feel safe.

I always work to the best of my ability.

I treat everyone around me courteously and with respect.

I show courage when I attempt new things and I don’t give up easily.

I believe the best of myself and others.

I am the winner I was created to be.