About Us Welcome to Benalla Christian School is a private, independent, Benalla Christian School Benalla non-denominational Christian Primary school operating as a not for profit organization in Victoria. Christian In association with Our purpose is to provide high standard education within a Christian environment, presenting care for the spiritual welfare of our Christian Educational National Ltd. School students as well as their academic development. All aspects of care and curriculum are measured Contact details from a Biblical world view and provide an education which more than adequately meets School Victorian Education Learning Standards within 21 Sydney Road, Benalla Postal that framework. PO Box 590, Benalla Vic. 3672 Phone: 03 5762 4476 Children enjoy the stimulation this approach Fax: 03 5762 7564 offers, and parents enjoy the security of their Email: email@example.com child’s total welfare within this environment. Principal: Mr. John Weber Teaching Staff: Mr. John Weber Mrs. Joy Weber School Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am - 3:15pm Board Chair: Mrs. Anne Longmuir Discipline and Phone: 57 62 6830 Behaviour Secretary: Mr. Jeff Knight Phone: 57 62 5429 Bursar: Mr. Geoff Forman Phone: 57 66 6238 A Christian education for your child Discipline Policy Behaviour Discipline includes: Discipline is part of the means whereby a child’s • Reward - to encourage and improve life and development are ordered and guided • Punishment - to correct and restore The underlying principles which govern order purposefully by both parents and teachers. in society are these: Benalla Christian School relies on a Biblical Disciplinary measures used may include: • Creation is orderly for God made it that perspective of order within relationships to way determine what is appropriate in matters of • Instruction, example and encouragement, • God is the ultimate authority. All human disorder and subsequent discipline. The school personal counsel authority is God-given has a positive behaviour discipline policy, and • Our responsibility before God therefore • Detention, family conference, suspension does not practice corporal punishment includes obedience to those placed in authority over us Aims of the School’s Discipline Policy All discipline procedures must be carried out in • In the school, the teacher has the authority the spirit of love and concern for the child so to lead by example and to direct; the child include: has the responsibility to learn that forgiveness, restitution and reconciliation • To ensure teaching of right and wrong • All individuals are valued and treated with may follow. respect • To develop a balanced personality and character Students will be encouraged to be: The School aims to ensure that the • To encourage self discipline and Christian goals • Polite and courteous to everyone at all times environment it provides is a safe and happy place for children to work, learn and play. • Learning to accept responsibility for one’s own • Well-spoken, not using coarse or aggressive To this end, there is a set of negotiated actions language classroom rules and consequences operating • Fostering a caring attitude towards others and during class time, and a general list of school • Generous to share what God has given them rules to be followed at all times. the world around us • Respectful of the property of others Bullying in any form is not acceptable behaviour and will not be tolerated. • Sensitive to the needs of others Parents are asked to work with the School in its efforts to maintain a positive teaching and learning environment. The above points are taken from The School’s Behavioural Management and Welfare Policy.