BEHAVIOUR

Behaviour

We expect high standards from our community

We have developed a set of principles that are the standards we aspire to in our community.
  1. Show respect for our Christian God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit; and the Holy Bible.
  2. Be self-controlled, a peacemaker, and a good friend.
  3. Move around the College safely, showing care of equipment and facilities.
  4. Use good manners & clean words; showing courtesy and respect to self and others.
  5. Be prepared, organised, on time, and cooperative; working to a high standard.
  6. Assist each other to report problems, find solutions, apologise, forgive, and restore.
  7. Maintain healthy balance in spirituality, exercise, meals, and rest.
These are displayed throughout the College, and are referred to day by day.

We understand that unless behaviour is managed well, friendships and learning can suffer.

Each teacher is responsible for the learning, behaviour, and support needs in their class. The leadership of the College provide the support and resources to ensure the teachers can do their job well, and that behaviour issues are minimised.

We have high standards, and clear processes that are based in restorative practices while expecting students to develop responsible self management with respect.


At MNCC we have developed a set of Personal Qualities and Learner Traits, and we report on these in our College Reports.

Local Schools in the Port Pirie area have agreed to develop the qualities of Respect, Confidence, Responsibility, and Persistence.
Those first two qualities are echoed in our 'Servant Hearted' and 'Positive Minded' Qualities; while the second two are reflected in our 'Responsible Learner' and 'Disciplined Learner' traits.

Qualities of an MNCC student

1. A Virtuous person displays qualities of godly character; and is Courageous, Honorable, Forgiving, Sincere, and Loyal.

2. A Servant Hearted person respects authority, humbly puts others first, shows kindness and compassion, acts as a peacemaker, and is sensitive to others’ feelings. (Respect)

3. A Positive Minded person is quick to volunteer, speaks with confidence, is optimistic, takes pride in quality, and receives feedback constructively. (Confidence)

4. A Well Presented person takes pride in their appearance, wears uniform on correct days, is clean, is well groomed, and keeps to the uniform standards.

5. A Good Communicator is reliable, accurate, clear, neat, and effective.

6. A Punctual person is prepared, realistic, accommodating, unhurried, and respects that time is valuable. 
Traits of an MNCC Learner

1. An Active Learner uses critical thinking, asks great questions, is imaginative, is creative, and is a problem solver.

2. A Responsible Learner completes assignments on time, brings appropriate materials to class, is in class on time, completes catchup work, and is resilient. (Responsibility)

3. A Disciplined Learner shows restraint, moves in an orderly way, is tactful, shows initiative, and is tenacious. (Persistence)

4. An Organised Learner uses time wisely, is well behaved, completes assignments on time, organises personal belongings, and balances extra-curricular activities.

5. A Sociable Learner interacts well with other students, works cooperatively, is team-oriented, is inclusive, and is polite & well mannered.

6. An Honest Learner does not lie or misrepresent facts, does not cheat, can be trusted, properly references sources, and shows integrity.
Behaviour Issues are managed by teachers, with support from College Leadership.

We resolve issues according to our Behaviour Policy, which follows this Flow Chart procedure.
We seek to be fair, impartial and supportive in all our dealings.

All issues are logged on our SEQTA software, monitored with appropriate leadership followup as required.

Students are expected to participate according to Principle 6 above, to be honest about their own part in issues and to actively work towards positive resolution.

Students who demonstrate repeated poor behaviour go through a diagnostic process to seek to identify with parents and specialists what the cause is, and how best to support improvement and change to minimise or eliminate the poor behaviour.

In rare cases, students may be suspended internally, or externally with advice to seek additional support. This is according to our Suspension / Expulsion policy. Expulsion is seen as a last resort.

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