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Rights and responsibilities of boarders

The rights and responsibilities of boarders are defined and respected.

For schools with boarding facilities:

  • Suspension is a temporary removal of a student from the boarding facilities that a student would normally use for a set period of time.
  • Expulsion is the permanent removal of a student from the boarding facilities of one particular school.
  • Exclusion is the act of preventing a student's admission to a number of schools. In extreme circumstances, the principal of a school may make a submission to an appropriate authority, or to other schools, recommending the permanent exclusion of a student from the registration system if the school is a member, or from other schools.

Evidence of compliance

A registered non-government school must have in place and implement policies and procedures that include:

  • codes of conduct for members of the boarding community describing the
    • rights and responsibilities of boarders
    • role of any student leadership system (or equivalent) in the boarding school organisation and how the system is monitored
  • management of student behaviour including but not limited to processes for suspension, expulsion and exclusion that are based on procedural fairness
  • a process for handling complaints that describes how matters of concern can be raised and a process for responding to those concerns.
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