At the Islamic College of SA the policies of the college support the everyday well-being of students, parents and teachers. Policies ensure that accountability and compliances are all upheld to the highest degree in an equitable manner. Please view our policies.
Behaviour managementback to top
The Islamic College of South Australia has the following expectations for all students:
- Sustained application to learning
- Respect for other individuals and their property
- Courtesy to other students, to teachers and to community members
- Due respect for teachers
- No violence, discrimination, harassment, bullying or intimidation
- No weapons
- No illegal drugs, alcohol or tobacco
- Peaceful resolution to conflict
- Adherence to the standards of dress determined by the school community
- Compliance with all school rules and the Behaviour Management Policy
While meeting these expectations, students also have the right to expect courtesy, fairness, respect and excellence in teaching.learn more
Bullyingback to top
The Islamic College of South Australia does not tolerate bullying in any form. All members of the School Community are committed to ensuring a safe and caring environment which promotes personal growth and positive self-esteem for all. The consequences of unacceptable behaviour are clearly stated in the Behaviour Management Policy.
The college believes that the process of dealing with bullying/harassment is critical for positive learning outcomes for all students involved. The process involves listening to the students involved, looking to the future, placing no blame. It is non-punitive. We try to reach an attitude of Shared Concern with both the bully and the bullied.
Shared Concern is about:
- Encouraging the students who are involved in the bullying to feel empathy for the student who is being bullied.
- Encouraging and supporting the students who are involved in the bullying to take responsibility for their own behaviour.
- Encouraging and supporting all students involved towards positive and constructive change.
Student & staff protectionback to top
At the Islamic College of South Australia we are committed to the safety and well-being of all students accessing our service. We support the rights of the student and aim to ensure that a safe environment is maintained at all times. We also support the rights and well-being of our staff and volunteers and encourage their active participation in building and maintaining a secure environment for all participants.
Drugsback to top
The Islamic College of South Australia recognizes that drug issues exist within the South Australian community, and therefore incidents involving drugs might also occur in schools. There is no place for illicit and unsanctioned drug use in schools. In keeping with national and state policy and associated research, the college takes a position of harm minimization in relation to the management of suspected drug-related incidents.
Our goal in managing any suspected drug-related incident is to ensure the well-being and future educational careers of the student/s involved, the whole student community and staff.
As a place of learning for young people, the college aims to ensure that its management of drug incidents is educative so that students can learn from the consequences of poor decisions and /or inappropriate behaviour.
Internetback to top
At the Islamic College of South Australia we encourage students to research relevant resources by accessing the Internet. It is our policy that computer and Internet use be in support of education and research and consistent with educational objectives. Students are expected to abide by the generally accepted rules of network etiquette. In the event of inappropriate use consequences are clearly stated in the Behaviour Management Policy.
Homeworkback to top
Homework is any form of study or activity which students are asked to do outside lesson time. Homework supports the learning taking place at school. Homework can include, but is not limited to, activities such as reading, spelling, writing, researching and creating art.
If possible, please support your child's homework by providing:
- a desk or table in a well-lit quiet space, free from distractions
- appropriate stationary
- parental supervision
Students who feel well-supported in their homework activities usually achieve better results at school.
Resolving concernsback to top
Please follow the steps outlined in the following diagram to assist in resolving concerns: