The following policies are in place at Good Counsel College:
Smoking and Vaping Policy
The college is committed to providing a smoke and vape free campus. The college provides a clear, consistent message regarding the dangers and consequences of smoking and vaping, and encourages students to make positive choices that promote healthy lifestyles.
The large amounts of chemicals with known harmful effects, including nicotine, in many of the brands of e-cigarettes sold are sufficient to justify Good Counsel College taking control measures in exercising a duty of care towards all students.
Safe School Bullying Policy
The college provides a safe environment for students and staff. It has an effective policy to minimise and to counter bullying. The college challenges all forms of bullying and seeks justice for victims. Our policies and practices seek to uphold the dignity and respect of all individuals.
A student complaint form is available in hard copy or electronic form and can be submitted to the relevant Leader of Wellbeing.
GCC Mobile & Wearable Devices Policy
Good Counsel College is a mobile device-free learning environment. Devices are not permitted to be used (or visible) before school from 8am, at break times, or when transitioning to or between classes.
Wearable devices (including smart watches and headphones) are subject to the same guidelines as mobile phones, whether they are cellular, Wi-Fi or bluetooth capable.
If mobile phones are required by students, they are encouraged to leave these at the office or with a Leader of Wellbeing for the day for safe keeping. Parent/student phone contact should be made through Leaders of Wellbeing only – students are not permitted to make phone calls via the front office.
Any student in possession of a mobile device will have it confiscated and handed in to the administration office. Non-compliance from students will not be tolerated – refusal to hand mobile devices to staff will result in referral to a Leader of Wellbeing and a Wednesday afternoon detention.
Student Driving Policy
Driving to and from school is a privilege – not a right. Any student who is not able to meet the college expectations may forfeit this privilege.
Acceptable Use of ICT Devices
College devices are to be used in accordance with the Electronic Equipment – Laptop Policy.
Students are expected to maintain a high standard of dress and grooming.
Page updated 19.04.2023