Coláiste Pobail Setanta

Learning Code


Our Learning Code

Learning is the most important activity in this College. You are here to learn. So are other students. If you interrupt learning, you will be given a Reminder Note or a Report Note and extra work to do:

Green Reminder Notes: (first one or two times only)

  • Coming late to class
  • Student Device not charged
  • Coming to class without the correct books/copies/equipment/uniform
  • Coming to class without the correct homework completed and in class to show your teacher

Amber Report Notes: Please note that a student’s behaviour may warrant a Report Note being issued in thefirst instance

  • Talking/messing/interrupting learning after being asked to stop
  • Disrespectful language or behaviour
  • Reminder Note work not completed/presented
  • Not co-operating with College Staff
  • Continuing to come to school without full uniform
  • Inappropriate use/misuse of Student Personal Device (See Acceptable Use Policy)

Red Suspension Notes: issued by Yearheads to students “On Report” whose behaviour warrants a Report Note.

Report Stages

Positive Behaviour

Stage 1

  • 5 Reminder Notes + extra work
  • Behaviour Review Form to fill out at home
  • 5 Report Notes + extra work
  • On Report for 10 days
  • 5 Suspension Notes while “On Report” - 1 day suspension

Positive Behaviour:

  • Blue Merit note in journal
  • Positive comment by tutor in journal
  • Merit awarded in journal
  • Phone call to/Meeting with parent/guardian
  • Cards posted home
  • Student of the Month/Class of the Month

Stage 2

  • 5 Reminder Notes + extra work
  • 5 Report Notes + extra work
  • Meeting with parent/guardian
  • Meeting with Behaviour Team to discuss behaviour
  • On Report for 10 days
  • 5 Suspension Notes while “On Report” – 2 day suspension

Student Supports:

  • Learning Report
  • Individual Behaviour/Organisation Plan
  • Tutor Review
  • Merit Competitions/Student of the Month
  • Learning Support teachers
  • Language Support teachers
  • Guidance Counsellor
  • Homework Club
  • Meitheal
  • Supervised Study
  • Fit Club

Stage 3

  • 5 Reminder Notes + extra work
  • 5 Report Notes + extra work
  • On Report for 10 days
  • Meetings with parent /guardian every week to review Reports
  • 5 Suspension Notes while “On Report” – 3-day suspension
  • Your file may be referred to the Board of Management

Student Awards

  • Certificates of Excellence in every subject
  • Díogras Awards
  • Yearhead Awards
  • Meitheal Award
  • Misneach Awards
  • Spirit of Setanta Awards
  • Academic Achievement Awards
  • Sports Star of the Year Awards
  • Students of the Year Award

Stage 4:

  • 5 Reminder Notes + extra work
  • 5 Report Notes + extra work
  • On Report for 10 days
  • Meetings with parent/guardian
  • 5 Suspension Notes while “On Report” – 4 day suspension
  • Your file will be brought to the Board of Management.
  • You may be asked to leave the college (Suspension/Expulsion)

Stage 4: Suspension/Expulsion:

  • Refusal to co-operate with a staff member
  • Gross disrespect to any member of the college community
  • Fighting
  • Theft
  • Vandalism
  • Bringing illegal substances into the college
  • Bullying
  • Inappropriate/Unsafe/Intimidating Behaviour
  • Inappropriate use of Student Personal Devices
  • Any behaviour which threatens the safety, security and learning environment of the College.

Procedures for Detention:

Late detention:

Detention may be used in cases where a student is late for school either in the morning or after lunch. Each time a student reports late for school, they will receive a late stamp in their journal, for parents/guardians’ information. If a student is late twice or more in one week, they will be placed on detention that week. Parent(s)/Guardian(s) will be advised of the date and duration of detention by Tutor/Year-Head. They will be given extra school work to do during that period.

Who to contact about Behaviour Matters.

Parents/guardians may contact the following staff members in case of a concern about behaviour matters:

  • Class tutor
  • Year-Head
  • Deputy Principal
  • Principal
  • Guidance Counsellor
  • Learning Support/Language Support staff
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