Coláiste Pobail Setanta

Learning Code

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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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