Behavioural Code of Conduct

This Code of Conduct is provided to ensure that Katanning Senior High School is a safe, clean and orderly environment which is conducive to learning.



  • Students are required by law to attend school regularly, and provide an explanation for any absences.


  • Students are expected to arrive punctually to all lessons. It is the student’s responsibility to report to the front office and collect a late note if arriving at school late for any reason.

School dress code

  • All students are expected to comply with the school dress code.


  • Students are expected to respect the rights of others in the school by behaving appropriately and using respectful language towards staff and peers.
  • The school has a ‘no tolerance’ approach to violence, inciting conflict and bullying.

Classroom Expectations

  • Respect the rights of students to learn and teachers to teach in a disruption-free environment.
  • Students are expected to behave appropriately and respect the rights of others.
  • Students are expected to comply with classroom rules and teachers’ instructions.
  • Students are expected to come prepared with the appropriate equipment.

 Movement Around the School

  • To enter any classroom or office, students require teacher permission.
  • Students must line up in an orderly fashion when waiting for a teacher to arrive.
  • Students must carry a Movement Card when outside the classroom during class time.
  • To leave the school grounds, students must obtain official permission, sign out and carry a pass (if walking unaccompanied by a parent/guardian).
  • The school grounds are out of bounds after school hours unless directed by a staff member.

 School Grounds, Furniture, Buildings and Equipment

  • Defacing or tampering with furniture, buildings or equipment will be treated as vandalism.
  • Students must sign and comply with the Computer Usage Agreement.
  • Sports equipment can only be used on the ovals, gym, basketball courts or under teacher direction.
  • Students are expected to show respect for all areas of the school, including garden areas.
  • Students show respect for the school by keeping it clean and tidy.

Student Transport

  • Bicycles and skateboards are not to be ridden in the school grounds. They should be parked in the racks provided and left there until the end of the day.
  • Students require a permit to park cars and motorised scooters at the school.

Smoking and using illegal substances

  • Smoking or use of illegal substances is not permitted at school or at school functions.


  • Students should not interfere with or take another person’s property.

 Mobile phones and other digital devices

  • The use of personal mobile phones and other digital devices is banned at school.
  • Further details are provided in the Mobile Phone/Personal Digital Media Policy.



Rights & Responsibilities

These apply to all members of our school community: students, staff and parents/guardians. 

Our Rights: Our responsibilities: Examples of acceptable behaviour:
To be treated with courtesy and respect To show respect and courtesy to others Being polite and courteousRespecting the culture and beliefs of all members of the school communityNot bullying or inciting conflictBehaving appropriately
To work in and enjoy a safe and clean environment To behave responsibly and care for our school Taking care of school propertyUsing the rubbish bins
To teach and learn without disruption To ensure that there is no disruption to the learning and working environments of others Following classroom rules and instructionsBeing punctual
To allow students to achieve their educational potential To engage actively in learning opportunities Meeting deadlinesTrying your hardest and encouraging others to do the same
To have our property respected To leave the belongings of others alone Not interfering with or vandalising student and school property
To feel proud of our school and our achievements To ensure that our actions do not discredit the school or the achievements of members of the school community Showing appropriate behaviour when achievements are recognised