Parent Code of Conduct

Bullying Prevention Policy


Rouse Hill Anglican College is committed to the wellbeing of students. Wellbeing affects the degree to which a student is functioning effectively in the school community. Students with healthy wellbeing are capable of experiencing positive mood states and generally show a positive attitude, resilience and satisfaction with self, relationships and experiences at school.

Wellbeing principles are founded in Jesus Christ and the biblical understanding that every person is created in God’s image. It looks at the emotional, social, spiritual, intellectual and physical needs of every individual at age/stage appropriate levels.

Research shows that a protective factor that influences a child’s sense of wellbeing is their sense of connectedness to other students and their teachers. It can promote: resilience, motivation, engagement, better academic achievement whilst decreasing absenteeism, bullying and anti-social behaviour. A strong wellbeing program (class, year group or House based) coupled with effective extra curricular options for students are the primary ways we develop this connectedness.

School connection is the belief by students that adults in the school care about their learning and them as individuals. Students are more likely to succeed when they feel connected to school. Critical requirements for feeling connected include high academic rigour and expectations coupled with support for learning, positive adult-student relationships, physical and emotional safety. (Blum, 2005)

Wellbeing approaches are integrated in Rouse Hill Anglican College classrooms. Research has shown that teaching approaches that emphasise non-directivity (learning choice), empathy, warmth, encouragement of learning and higher order thinking, adapting to differences, genuineness and student-centred approaches to learning have a significant impact on achievement.


Social Emotional Learning is the process by which we develop fundamental skills for life effectiveness. Social Emotional Learning assists in creating a school community that is caring, supportive and responsive to students’ needs. The ‘You Can Do It’ (YCDI) Program used in Junior School, is based around teaching five key areas of effectiveness – Getting Along, Confidence, Persistence, Organisation and Resilience.

Positive Reinforcement
At Rouse Hill Anglican College, we aim to develop the whole person in an atmosphere where Christian values are nurtured, the rights of individuals are protected and respected, and children are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning and behaviour.

Students are recognised in many ways across the College using a merit system, House points, ribbons and awards.

All teachers are expected to give consistent, genuine verbal encouragement and other forms of recognition as part of their normal teaching strategies.


Student Management
All staff and students at Rouse Hill Anglican College have the right to be treated fairly and with dignity in an environment free from disruption, intimidation, harassment and discrimination. Staff and students have the right to expect the College will be a safe and caring place.

Classroom Behaviour
Each classroom will display their class rules and College Core values using positive language.

Teachers will use positive strategies for reinforcing rules/appropriate classroom behaviour, acknowledging that with rights we all have responsibilities.

Students who engage in ongoing inappropriate classroom behaviour will be given a consequence.

A student who repeatedly receives consequences for behaviour will be referred to the Stage Coordinator or Head of Wellbeing.

If inappropriate behaviour continues, or for high-level inappropriate behaviour, the student may be referred to the Head of Junior School or Head of Senior School. The Heads of School may implement a range of higher level consequences.

Playground Behaviour Program and Consequences
Playground behaviour is monitored by teachers on duty. Students who engage in inappropriate playground behaviour will be given a consequence. A playground instance of inappropriate behaviour is recorded.

Student Code of Conduct
At Rouse Hill Anglican College we week to create a safe, supportive, nurturing learning environment for all students and staff. We believe that all students and staff have the right to be treated fairly and with dignity and in an environment free from disruption, intimidation, harassment and discrimination. We have rules, expectations and values that students and parents are expected to follow to ensure we create the environment we desire.