Cashmere High School believes in maintaining excellence of standards and in the rights of all students to a positive and safe learning environment. An assertive discipline programme operates for management of the classroom and the school grounds.
Teachers are always encouraged to give positive reinforcement to reward good behaviour. Warnings are used to modify/stop inappropriate behaviour, while referrals to guidance staff and phoning home to discuss issues can also be used.
All students have a right to learn, and teachers have a right to teach. Inappropriate and disruptive behaviour will not be tolerated and can result in consequences to help deter and correct such behaviour and keep others safe and free from distractions. Disciplinary consequences can vary depending on the incident, but could include: lunch-time detentions, removal to the Contract Room, Friday after school detentions, or being stood-down (i.e. removed) from school.
If members of our community wish to make a formal complaint we request that this is at first made with the staff member concerned. If this remains unresolved, or is of a serious nature, then we request that the complaint is made in writing (or email) to the appropriate senior member of staff. If you are unsure please address your complaint to the school Principal. These are to help ensure all complaints are dealt with in a timely and just manner.
If the problem remains unresolved please refer to the complaints policy and procedures below.
Policies and Procedures
Our school has a range of policies and procedures created and approved by our Board of Trustees to help ensure the smooth and successful operation of our school as well as to make sure the school meets its legal obligations.
The documents in the drop box below are some of the key policies which relate to our school community:
If you have any queries please feel free to contact the Board Chairperson or the Principal.
Cashmere High School 172 Rose Street, Christchurch 8024