This Code of Conduct is intended to assist Casuarina Steiner School parents and guardians to identify and resolve issues of conduct that may arise at school. It is designed to guide parents and guardians in their dealings with staff, other parents, students and the wider school community. The Code is written in line with the school’s values and expectations. The Code stands beside, but does not of course exclude or replace, the rights and obligations of individuals under common law.
The School is a complex organisation comprising a diversity of populations that have different relationships to one another. It is essential in such a community that all members recognise and respect not only their own rights and responsibilities but also the rights and responsibilities of other members of the community and those of the School itself.
As a parent, you play a formative role in the development of your child’s sense of justice, equity, and worth of all members of the school community. You also act as one of the most influential role models within your child’s life. As the onus for promoting and upholding these core values of the school community must fall on all those with the greatest capacity to reason and control their actions, it is the school’s expectation that all parents model acceptable behaviour at all times within the school setting.