The Rights and Responsibilities of each and every student of St John’s Regional College is reflected in the Student Code of conduct detailed below:
As a student of St John’s College, Dandenong, I commit myself to the College Mission Statement and the Code of Student Conduct. I acknowledge that both documents are based on Gospel values and are designed to ensure cooperative coexistence in a Christian community. I commit myself to ensuring that through my actions and words, St John’s is a safe school environment for all members of the college community . For my part, I will respect the dignity and rights of each member of the College community by:
The details of the Code of Student Conduct may be divided into three areas of responsibility.
I will follow all class and school rules, in particular the College’s Code of Student Conduct and the College’s Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy. I will adhere to the principles that affirm the right of all school community members to feel safe at school and free from bullying, discrimination and harassment. I will abide by the principles governing the National Safe Schools Framework. I will accept responsibility for the consequences of my actions and decisions. I realise that if I break school rules or community laws, I will be required to restore any relationships impacted and face approppriate consequences.
I have the right to a Catholic education which allows me to achieve to my full potential. As a student, it is my responsibility to do my best in all tasks, and to maintain a safe, accepting and productive classroom environment. I will ensure that I use appropriate methods to question, to discuss and to involve myself in my work. I will listen attentively and complete work to the best of my ability. I accept homework as my responsibility and will submit all set work by the due date.
To feel safe and secure means that no person in the St John’s community should experience physical, verbal or electronic abuse, eg: bullying, teasing, name calling, sexist or racist comments. It is my responsibility to treat others with dignity, and to move around the school in a safe and orderly manner.
As a member of the St John’s community, I expect to be treated with courtesy, respect and politeness. I too, will be polite to fellow students, to staff and the wider community.
Respecting the right of the teacher to teach and the rights of others to learn.
I will follow all directions given by the teacher in class, and be organised for each lesson. I will come to all classes punctually with the necessary books and equipment, as my lateness or lack of equipment will be a distraction for others.
I owe it to each member of the community to uphold the good name of the College at all times. I am aware that when I represent St John’s Regional College, I will act and speak to bring credit to the College. It is my responsibility to wear the College Uniform with pride.
St John’s College aims to provide a clean, safe and supervised environment. It is my responsibility to care for the buildings, their contents, all school property and to maintain a neat, clean environment.
It is my right to expect that other students will respect my property, ie. will not interfere with my bag, desk, locker etc. It is my responsibility to respect the property of the school and the property of other students. I will not interfere with or damage college property or the property of other individuals. It is my right to expect similar respect from others towards my property.
The rapid increase in the use of mobile phones and access to social media platforms has lead to growing concerns across society in regard to their impact on young peoples learning and health both physical and mental. Based on international research , the Victorian Department of Education has implemented guidelines on Student Mobile use during school hours. From the beginning of the 2020 School year all students will be required to have all mobile phones switched off and stored in lockers during school hours. The following guidelines in regard to phone use apply at St John’s Regional College :