Student Discipline Policy

In order to maximise learning opportunities during the available school hours it is essential that students behave in a reasonable manner towards school property, each other and teaching staff. Any unreasonable behaviour shall be treated according to the process given below, and can result in students being excluded from the school for a specified period.

Treatment of Offences

It is up to each class teacher to define behaviour by a student as an offence under this policy. Once an offence has occurred the teacher is to follow the following four steps. Depending on the severity of the act the teacher may never need to go past the first step.

  • Teacher-student contact – The teacher counsels the student and works with them to modify behaviours and reinforce expectations.
  • Teacher-parent contact – The teacher makes up to two attempts to contact the student’s parents to discuss the issues before or after class.
  • Notifying the Principal – The child sees the Principal, or the Principal otherwise gets involved.
  • Excluding the student – If necessary, the child is excluded from the class using the steps given below. All previous steps are documented before resorting to this one.

Exclusion of Students

In the event that a student is to be excluded from class the Principal is to contact the President of the Parents Committee. It shall then be the responsibility of the President to ensure that appropriate steps are taken to notify the parents of the exclusion.

Notifications shall always be done in writing with all previous steps documented. However, where the seriousness of the offence warrants it, an initial verbal notification is permitted.

Such exclusions shall in all cases be brought to the attention of the committee at the earliest possible time, but will be dealt with in a confidential manner.



Enrolments for all year levels are open for 2019. Students currently attending are guaranteed a spot; please contact us if you haven't already told us your intentions for next year.
New families, please send us an expression of interest via our Contact form if you'd like to visit the school and classes prior to enrolling your children. Or download a 2019 enrolment form here and email it to, post it to GSS, PO Box 291, Clifton Hill LPO, Clifton Hill VIC 3068, or hand-deliver it to the school.

Fees for 2019 will remain unchanged from 2018. Details are available on our Fee Payments Policy Page.