Behaviour Management

www icon bible“Teach your children right from wrong, and when they are grown they will still do right.” - Proverbs 22:6 (CEV)

“The Lord corrects the people he loves and disciplines those he calls his own.”  - Hebrews 12:6 (CEV)

“It is never fun to be corrected. In fact, at the time it is always painful. But if we learn to obey by being corrected, we will do right and live at peace.” - Hebrews 12:11 (CEV)


There are two key elements in effective behaviour management at NCA – love and managing self. We believe each student is a responsible person and is capable of managing themselves so that they can fully participate in the life of the school. Through a combination of loving encouragement and clear routines and boundaries, each student is encouraged to take increasing responsibility for his or her own actions, growth and development.
 
Here at NCA we have high expectations of the staff and students with regard to character and integrity. As a state integrated Christian School we have a legal obligation from the Ministry of Education to ensure the Special Character of the school is upheld at all times. This means that a culture of respect, striving for excellence and a zero tolerance for bullying is at the forefront. Preference will be given to Christian families for enrolling their child at NCA. Our non-preference cap is 5% and any families that want to enroll that are non-preference, and exceed this cap, will be placed on a waiting list. This is to protect and preserve our special character. NCA aims to offer opportunities for inclusive education, however, when enrolling, the principal, in consultation with the Board of Trustees and Senior Management, will assess the level of need and if its possible to provide support.
 
Although the school offers a high quality of Christian training, it is not designed as a correctional institution. Some children do not readily adjust to the disciplined academic environment and find excuse to criticise the policies and decisions of staff and administration. In such cases, the school reserves the right to have full discretion in the discipline, with the correction by parents if considered appropriate, or suspension for a reasonable corrective period of time, or expulsion if the student is unwilling to co-operate with the total educational process. 

Parent support and co-operation is essential in this important area.

All school problems are to be communicated through the Principal.