Behaviour Policy and School Expectations

Based on Education Department policy, the school behaviour policy is based on the principles of “Positive Behaviour Schools”.  All students at all year levels are expected to demonstrate the expectations below.  We work hard to ensure that all interactions between students and staff are positive based on these expectations.

The School Behaviour Matrix can be downloaded here – Behaviour Matrix 2020

The following are expectations of all staff and students at the school:

Everyone at Gingin District High School must care for and be considerate of other people, their property and the environment.  Everyone (Staff, Students and Visitors) and their property should be treated with respect.
We expect everyone to ‘have a go’  (try) even if they are not perfect the first time. We all will take responsibility for our actions and make amends if necessary.

Access the link to view the Gingin District High School Behaviour Management Process for Classroom Use.

Gingin District High School is a Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) school and we believe there should be a minimum of 4 positives to 1 negative.

Rewards for appropriate behaviour, both extrinsic and intrinsic, are an important part of our behaviour management system. Rewards provided for students range from verbal and non-verbal individual praise for good work or behaviour, through to overt rewards recognised at a whole school level.

Rewards include:

  • CRTR cards are our free and frequent reward system used by all staff, awarded to students who demonstrate the expected behaviours
  • In addition to this, teachers may provide their own reward system within their classroom
  • Primary CRTR cards will be counted towards certificates and badges, to be given out at a CRTR assembly
  • Secondary CRTR cards will be counted towards a regular prize draw.
  • All CRTR cards are counted towards Faction points
  • Students consistently demonstrating expected behaviours may be invited to participate in reward activities, depending on the schedule of events for the school.
  • Letters of Commendation may be sent home to parents for good work and behaviour.
  • Honour Awards are presented at whole school assemblies.


High level behaviours
High Level Behaviours include the following:

  • Verbal abuse;
  • Intimidation;
  • Physical assault;
  • Bullying;
  • Defiance/Refusal;
  • Leaving school grounds;
  • Property damage.

A consequence will be applied in all situations where a student demonstrates high level behaviours.  The consequence applied will be according to the table below.

Mitigating factors that may be taken into consideration when deciding a consequence:

  • Diagnosed mental health issues;
  • Known family violence or abuse issues;
  • Anger management issues;
  • Age and level of responsibility;
  • Premeditated nature of the action;
  • Low level of damage or minimal violence;
  • Provocation by other students or by a staff member;
  • Emotional maturity.

Exacerbating factors that may lead to a higher level of consequence applied:

  • Premeditation;
  • Violence;
  • Damage to property;
  • Previous incidents;
  • Power differential (e.g. a Year 10 student picking on a Year 7 student);
  • Warning given.

Withdrawal: Removal of student from normal class for a specified period of time, to a place where they can reflect on their behaviour. May require completion of an educational activity

Suspension: Legal sanction preventing student from attending school for a specified period of time.

Access the link to view how we as a school are Dealing with High Level Behaviours