Student behaviour

Student behaviour

​The department is committed to providing a safe, supportive and disciplined learning environment for all students.

As a teacher, you will develop a toolkit of behaviour management strategies throughout your career. As you get to know your students, you will find what works best for you and for them. Before you begin a new year, refer to your school's Responsible Behaviour Plan.

The following resources and support materials are available to help manage student behaviour.


The department also supports classroom teachers by providing access to qualified specialists including:

  • behaviour support staff

  • guidance officers and senior guidance officers

  • youth support coordinators

  • school-based youth health nurses (to all state secondary students)

  • school-based police officers

  • school-based community education counsellors

  • district-based community education counsellors.

See your principal if you wish to access any of these support personnel.​

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Last updated
08 November 2019