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The Epsom Girls Code of Conduct

At Epsom Girls Grammar School it is important that all members of the school community are engaged in respectful learning relationships that support differing points of view or perspectives. Students, staff, parents and volunteers are integral parts of the school community. It is important to demonstrate respectful behaviours towards each other at all times, so that the individual and collective mana of all members of the school community is upheld in all circumstances.

Respectful behaviours can include the following:

  • Adhering to the standards and protocols the school has established to ensure individual and collective mana is maintained.
  • Listening attentively and carefully to others with an open mind.
  • Asking questions in order to clarify and better understand other perspectives.
  • Suspending judgement and providing the other party the chance to explain.
  • Working towards resolution in a mutually co-operative manner.
  • Using a neutral tone of voice when communicating with the other party.
  • Demonstrating respectful and appropriate body language and being aware of the impact of your own and the other party’s body language.
  • Maintaining personal space.
  • Being aware of how we talk about and with others within the school community.
  • Acknowledging the cultural perspective of all involved.
  • Being open and honest about any concerns or issues.
  • Respecting and following the protocols of the school facilities.
  • Respecting diversity within the school community.

Students and their learning are the main purpose for all the school community. It is expected that students obey the law at all times.

Students must contribute positively to the learning environment by:

  • Being at school and in class on time.
  • Being prepared with the appropriate class materials/equipment.
  • Wearing uniform correctly.
  • Looking after their belongings and respecting those of others.
  • Leaving classrooms and school grounds clean and tidy at all times.
  • Following all the school rules.
At all times students must communicate respectfully with all members of the school community by:
  • Using appropriate language in all forms of communication.
  • Using good manners; including moving around the school in a thoughtful manner; not texting in class time or assembly.
  • Showing respect and consideration for others. (no mocking, name calling, putdowns of any kind)
  • Respecting the physical, emotional and learning environment.
  • Using digital media appropriately.


Digital Citizenship Contract for Students

The measures to ensure the Digital Citizenship Contract of Epsom Girls Grammar School outlined in the document are based on our core values.

The school’s computer network, Internet access facilities, computers and other school ICT equipment/devices bring great benefits to the teaching and learning programmes at Epsom Girls Grammar School, and to the effective operation of the school. Our school has rigorous Digital Citizenship Contract practices in place, which include Digital Citizenship Contracts for all school staff and students.

The overall goal of the school in this matter is to create and maintain a Digital Citizenship Contract culture which is in keeping with the values of the school, and legislative and professional obligations.

This use agreement includes information about your obligations, responsibilities, and the nature of possible consequences associated with Digital Citizenship Contract breaches which undermine the safety of the school environment.

All students will be issued with a use agreement and once signed consent has been returned to school, students will be able to use the school ICT services.

The school’s computer network, wired and wireless access, Internet access facilities, computers and other school ICT equipment/devices are for educational purposes appropriate to the school environment.

Digital Citizenship Contract

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