Student code of conduct (parent version)


​​​​​​​​​At CSC, through individualised and challenging academic programs we bring out the best in our students, inspire them to reach their full potential and create tomorrow together as informed global citizens.

Student behaviour is a part of the overall teaching and learning approach at Coorparoo Secondary College.  Our staff take responsibility for making their expectations clear, for providing supportive instruction about how to meet these expectations and strive to use behavioural incidents as opportunities to re-teach and model appropriate behaviours.

The development of the Coorparoo Secondary College Student Code of Conduct is based in the restorative practices model as well as the learning zones (traffic light system). The language and expectations of CSC can be used in any environment, including the home setting for students.  Setting students up for success is a shared goal of every parent and school staff member as we create tomorrow together.

Coorparoo Secondary College caters to a diverse range of learners from a diverse range of backgrounds. As a priority, the College has developed a range of highly inclusive practices to address this need.  We encourage any student or parents/caregivers to make an appointment with the principal to discuss the model of behaviour support and discipline used at this school.

As a College we pride ourselves on getting to know our students and their individual circumstances and we actively seek the opportunity for inclusion.

​Restorative Practices is a teaching and learning approach that promotes self-regulation and encourages behaviour that is supportive and respectful.  It puts the onus on individuals to be truly accountable for their behaviour and to repair any harm caused to others as a result of their actions.

At CSC we:

  • value quality relationships Traffic Light.jpg
    model empathy and respectful relationships
  • value student voice and utilise collaborative problem solving
  • view inappropriate behaviours as opportunities for learning
  • apply procedural fairness
  • recognise the importance of repairing damaged relationships
  • separate the deed from the doer
  • using active listening and positive language and tone
  • avoid scolding judging lecturing or blaming
  • foster self-awareness in the student
  • implement consequences that are proportional and fair
  • remain future focussed


The key elements that underpin restorative practice:

  • honesty and sincerity
  • positive regard for individuals
  • empathy
  • individual responsibility
  • shared accountability
  • an optimistic view of personal growth and change.

The expectations that underpin our Student Code of Conduct are: I am safe, I am respectful and I am responsible​

Coorparoo Secondary College Behaviour Expectations Matrix​

I am safeI am responsibleI am respectful


  • Show care for ourselves, others and the environment
  • Make safe choices
  • Use equipment and materials correctly
  • Follow the school policies and procedures
  • Place belongings in a safe place out of walkways
  • Follow staff instructions
  • Always give your best effort
  • Accept difference
  • Bring credit to the school when wearing the school uniform
  • Be punctual and prepared
  • Report misconduct, conflict, bullying and harassment
  • Be involved in the school community
  • Report any damage to equipment and materials
  • Rise above our circumstances and be prepared to challenge ourselves
  • Respect the personal space and privacy of others
  • Show respect through our words and actions
  • Show empathy and be kind to each other


  • Follow subject workplace health and safety requirements
  • Enter the room with teacher permission
  • Sit in chairs correctly
  • Ask permission to leave in an orderly manner
  • Leave the room in a neat and tidy manner
  • Use equipment safely
  • Care about own learning
  • Follow teacher instructions for all classroom activities
  • Be mindful of those learning around me
  • Participate positively and listen attentively
  • Remove my hat upon entering a classroom
  • Speak respectfully to classmates and staff, even if I disagree with their opinion
  • Look after and return borrowed equipment
  • Ensure all electronic equipment is turned off and away
  • Help others
  • Attend all lessons on time
  • Be prepared to learn with all the necessary equipment
  • Be engaged in your learning
  • Complete the set tasks to the best of your ability and on time
  • Strive to achieve your best
  • Leave food and drink in your bag
  • Turn off and put away all electronic devices before I enter a room
  • Come to class prepared to learn
  • Come to class with all the required equipment
  • Be on time
  • Attend all my timetabled classes
  • Have my school diary at every lesson
  • Be responsible for completing all homework/assessment tasks to the best of my ability
  • Adhere to assessment due dates
  • Follow up work on missed classes
  • Respect the classroom environment and other people's property
  • Value others' opinions, thoughts and feelings
  • Respect the rights of others to learn and teach
  • Follow all teacher instructions


Including transition between classes

  • Remain calm
  • Walk on the walkway
  • Kept left when walking
  • Know your timetable
  • Stand quietly outside the classroom to wait for the teacher to arrive
  • Be on time for your next class
  • Place all waste in the bins provided
  • Respect others and their belongings
  • During classes, walk quietly so others can continue learning
  • Use polite language only
  • Hands, feet and property are kept to yourself
  • Share space
College Café and EATING AREAS
  • Wait patiently in the line
  • Only 8 people in café at a time
  • Maintain personal boundaries
  • Place litter in bin
  • Leave bags in designated area
  • Make healthy choices
  • Monitor and maintain noise levels
  • Be polite – use please and thank you
  • Make selection of food/drink as quickly as possible
  • Purchase for yourself only


Including ovals

  • Look out for others
  • Show self-control
  • Play/Act in a safe and healthy manner
  • Stay within school boundaries
  • Report unauthorised visitors and accidents to office
  • Be sun safe and wear appropriate footwear
  • Keep the school grounds clean
  • Play ball games in designated areas
  • Be inclusive with all students
  • Return borrowed equipment
  • Return to class on time
  • Share ovals
  • Respect other students and equipment
  • Show good sportsmanship
  • Respect others' belongings
  • Follow teacher directions at all times
  • Keep area free from food and litter
  • Resolve conflicts
  • Remain calm and level headed
  • Follow directions given by staff
  • Achieve your goals
  • Wait quietly and allow others to conduct their work peacefully
  • Show respect through our words and actions
  • Knock, wait patiently and sensibly
  • Respect opening times
  • Listen carefully
  • Sit patiently
  • Keep my belongings close by
  • Be a good audience
  • Sit with Form class
  • Remove hats


  • Sing the National Anthem with pride
  • Remove hats
  • Stand and sit quietly
  • Share space
  • Move quickly and quietly
  • Be on time


Including train station, shops, bus

  • Have required money/passes ready
  • Keep out of walkways
  • Look out for traffic when walking
  • Follow all road rules
  • Wait patiently and quietly
  • Keep an open mind and a positive attitude
  • Participate in all activities
  • Give your seat up to other people in the community
  • Report any inappropriate behaviour to school and/or bus/train driver


  • Be courteous to members of the public
  • Be well mannered
  • Respect others and their belongings
  • Represent the school with pride
  • Be well presented
  • Stay seated quietly on public transport
  • Follow all teacher instructions
  • Stay with the school group
  • Adhere to the safety rules of the activity
  • Wear the school uniform correctly
  • Use school ICT resources to enhance learning
  • Use approved software on school network
  • Carry laptops in cases and put in lockers when not in use
  • Report immediately any broken or damaged equipment to a teacher
  • Use internet safely
  • Keep your username and password secret
  • Respect other's rights to use ICTs productively
  • Use ICT equipment appropriately
  • Ensure ICT equipment is safely secured
  • Follow and maintain seating plan


SCHOOL including transport

  • Walk bicycles or scooters in the school
  • Observe railway safety rules
  • Wear a helmet when riding a bike or scooter
  • Follow road rules and be careful of all traffic
  • Board public transport in an orderly fashion
  • Keep your belongings nearby
  • Wear my uniform with pride
  • Respect all members of the public
  • Remember I am representing the school when I am in uniform
  • Respect all persons and property
  • Maintain low levels of noise
  • Use respectful language
  • Have your ID Card or ticket ready
  • Wash hands
  • Do not take food into toilets
  • Use toilet facilities appropriately
  • Use toilets during breaks
  • Report any damages to a teacher/office
  • Respect the privacy of others
  • Place all waste in the bins provided
  • Wait your turn



  • Use planner for permission to travel outside of the classroom to go to the toilet or to see a staff member/DP
  • Share communication between school and home effectively
  • Use planner to note all homework, assignment work and upcoming events
  • Use planner to manage personal learning
  • Use planner to communicate messages between my teachers and parents/carers
  • Carry the planner to every lesson and use as expected
  • Respect the purpose of the planner as a communication and management tool for homework and assessment
  • Refer to the planner on College policies and adhere to expectations​

Our Shared Responsibilities at CSC (signed and agreed to at the enrolment interview)​

Responsibility of student to:

  • follow the expectations of I am safe, I am responsible and I am respectful
  • attend school on every school day for the educational program in which they are enrolled, on time, ready to learn and take part in school activities
  • act at all times with respect and show tolerance towards other students and staff
  • work hard and comply with requests or directions of College staff
  • respect the right of your peers to learn and your teachers to teach
  • abide by College rules/expectations as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct
  • meet homework and assessment requirements wear the College uniform and abide by the CSC Student Dress Code and Procedures respect the school property

​Responsibility of parents/carers to:
  • to support the expectations of I am safe, I am responsible and I am respectful
  • ensure your student attends school on every school day for the educational program/support in which they are enrolled
  • advise the College as soon as possible if your student is unable to attend the College and reason/s why (e.g. student is sick)
  • attend meetings for parents/carers
  • inform the College any circumstances (social, physical, emotional or mental health related) that may affect your student's ability to learn and/or to meet attendance requirements
  • ensure your student completes homework regularly in keeping with the College's homework policy
  • treat all school staff with respect
  • support the authority of College staff thereby supporting their efforts to educate your student and assist your student to achieve maturity, self-discipline and self-control
  • not allow your student to bring dangerous, inappropriate or prohibited items to the College
  • abide by school's instructions regarding access to College grounds before, during and after College hours
  • advise principal if your student is in out-of-home care
  • keep College informed of any changes to your contact details or your student's details, such as home address, email address and phone number ensure the College is aware of any changes to your student's medical details.
Responsibility of school staff to:
  • explicitly teach and role model the expectations of I am safe, I am responsible and I am respectful
  • design and implement engaging and flexible learning experiences for individuals and groups of students
  • inform parents and carers regularly about how their student is progressing
  • design and implement intellectually challenging learning experiences which develop language, literacy and numeracy
  • create and maintain safe and supportive learning environments
  • support personal development and participation in society for students
  • foster positive and productive relationships with families and the community
  • inform students, parents and carers about what the teachers aim to teach the students each term
  • teach effectively and to set high standards in work and behaviour
  • clearly articulate the school's expectations regarding the Student Code of Conduct and the Student Dress Code policy
  • ensure that parents and carers are aware that the school does not have personal accident insurance cover for students
  • advise parents and carers of extra-curricular activities operating at the school in which their student may become involved (for example Program of Chaplaincy Services, sports programs)
  • set, mark and monitor homework regularly in keeping with the school's homework policy
  • contact parents and carers as soon as possible if the school is concerned about the student's school work, behaviour, attendance or punctuality
  • notify parents/carers of an unexplained absence of their student as soon as practicable on the day of the student's absence (allowing time for parents/carers to respond prior to the end of the school day)
  • deal with complaints in an open, fair and transparent manner in accordance with departmental policy
  • treat students and parents/carers with respect.


Last reviewed 27 January 2023
Last updated 14 March 2022