Student Rights & Responsibilities

The following rights and responsibilities underpin the College Student Management Policy.

  • All students have the right to learn.
  • All students have the right to feel comfortable & safe, and the responsibility to contribute to the comfort and safety of others.
  • All students have a responsibility to develop empathy for the wellbeing of others.

All students have the right to learn.

Therefore students should expect to:

  • Learn as much as possible;
  • Have all work expectations clearly explained to them;
  • Receive regular feedback about their progress;
  • Experience a curriculum that is meaningful and appropriate, whilst also being challenging and promoting high expectations;
  • Behave in a way that allows others to learn and work effectively; and
  • Take full advantage of learning opportunities in order to strive for personal excellence.

All students have the right to feel comfortable and safe, and the responsibility to contribute to the comfort and safety of others.

Therefore students should expect to:

  • Feel emotionally and physically safe and comfortable;
  • Be valued as individuals, and treated justly and fairly at all times;
  • Be aware of, and to follow, College expectations;
  • Contribute to school-based decisions through an active participation in student forums, leadership activities, and peer representation roles;
  • Encourage others to behave appropriately and work hard; and
  • Obey all reasonable requests of staff members.

All students have a responsibility to develop empathy for the wellbeing of others.

Therefore students should expect to:

  • Treat, and encourage others to treat, all members of the College community fairly and with respect;
  • Participate, respectful of others, in the decision-making process;
  • Respect and encourage others to respect both personal and college property;
  • Accept, and encourage others to accept, differences in the backgrounds, opinions, and attitudes in others; and
  • Encourage behaviours in the school community that positively influence the learning and wellbeing of others.