The system of behaviour management encourages our students to develop skills in self-management, placing reconciliation and restoration of relationships as the primary responses to inappropriate behaviour. The processes in the management of student behaviour provide them with the opportunity to recognise inappropriate choices and to remedy the situation.
It is necessary that consequences for inappropriate behaviour are sometimes imposed, but these must be fair and just. Inappropriate behaviour is defined at Mater Maria as behaviour which impedes the learning of self or others, the ability of teachers to teach cohesively or behaviour which damages relationships between students, or students and staff.
A structured system of behaviour management is in place for students who have accumulate demerits, lateness or poor attendance, incomplete homework or coursework and for inappropriate or unacceptable behaviour.