Student Code of Conduct

The code of Conduct at Footscray North Primary School has been formulated and is consistent with Department of Education guidelines and regulations. We recognize that our school must provide all students with a learning environment that meets the needs of all our students. Our Welfare and Discipline Booklet is distributed to all families and outlines the school's procedures and policy.


The Code of Conduct is based upon the following principles:

  • All children have the right to be safe
  • All children have the right to be treated with respect and have their diversity valued
  • All children have the right to work and play in a secure environment without interference, intimidation, harassment, bullying or disruption
  • All children are encouraged to be polite, courteous and well mannered
  • All children have the right to be supported and challenged in their learning



  • Do their personal best
  • Listen attentively
  • Show mutual respect to peers, teachers, parents and property
  • Demonstrate appreciation /no putdowns



  • Co-operate, have a go, and let everyone learn 
  • Be polite when talking and listening to others 
  • Acknowledge that everyone is special
  • Treat people and their property with respect 
  • Try and work things out peacefully first before asking for help 
  • Think about our own and others' safety and use equipment sensibly and carefully


Students have the following rights: Students have the following responsibilities:?To feel and be safe, both physically and emotionally To behave in a safe and responsible manner and follow the School Agreements and Student Code of Conduct?To be treated fairly, with respect and valued as individuals To treat others and their property with respect and follow reasonable instructions?To have their opinion heard and valued To listen to and value the opinion of others?To learn and have an encompassing and comprehensive education To participate co-operatively in school activities.?To achieve at their own individual level and be challenged and supported, knowing that help is available To be active participants in their own learning and allow ?others to learn without disruption or interference.



  • All families will receive a copy of the Welfare and Discipline Booklet, which outlines the School Procedures and Policy.
  • Each class will work together to formulate a set of classroom agreements which are consistent with the school's agreements
  • Agreements will be displayed prominently around the classroom
  • A set of consequences and procedures will be used to implement a consistent approach to those who choose to breach the school and classroom agreements
  • Bullying is seen as a serious breach of the Student Code of Conduct and will not be tolerated in any form. Strategies for students to deal with bullying incidents will be incorporated into the school's Social Skills program 
  • Students will be made aware of the provisions of the Racial and Religious Tolerance Act 2001 which makes it unlawful for students to vilify other students on the grounds of race or religion

The policies and practices that support student welfare and management include - Welfare and Discipline, Anti Bullying, Uniform.