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Discouraging Misbehaviour

The purpose of sanctions and other strategies is to promote positive behaviour and discourage misbehaviour. Please see the attached code of behaviour document.

Sanctions will be applied according to the gravity of the misbehaviour, with due regard to age and emotional development.

These will include:

  • Reasoning with pupil.
  • Verbal reprimand, including advice on how to improve.
  • Temporary separation from peers within class and/or temporary removal to another class.
  • Prescribing extra work.
  • Loss of privileges.
  • Detention during break.
  • Communication with parents.
  • Referral to Principal.
  • Principal communicating with parents.
  • Exclusion (Suspension or Expulsion) from school (in accordance with Rule 130 of the Rules of National Schools as amended by circular and Education Welfare Act 2000)


Board of Management’s Responsibilities

  • Provide a comfortable, safe environment.
  • Support the Principal and staff in implementing the code of behaviour.
  • Ratify the code of behaviour.

Principal’s Responsibilities

  • Promote a positive climate in the school
  • Ensure that the Code of Behavior is implemented in a fair and consistent manner.
  • Arrange for review of the Code, as required.

Teacher’s Responsibilities

  • Support and implement the school’s code of behaviour.
  • Create a safe working environment for each pupil.
  • Recognise and affirm good work.
  • Prepare school work and correct work done by pupils.
  • Recognise and provide for individuals talents and differences among pupils.
  • Be courteous, consistent and fair.
  • Keep opportunities for disruptive behaviour to a minimum.
  • Deal appropriately with misbehaviour.
  • Keep a record of instances of serious misbehaviour or repeated instances of misbehaviour.
  • Provide support for colleagues.
  • Communicate with parents when necessary and provide reports on matters of mutual concern.

Pupil’s Responsibilities:


  • Attend school regularly and punctually.
  • Listen to their teachers and act on instructions/advice.
  • Show respect for all members of the school community.
  • Respect all school property and the property of other pupils
  • Avoid behaving in any way which would endanger others.
  • Avoid all nasty remarks, swearing and name- calling.
  • Include other pupils in games and activities.
  • Bring correct materials/books to school.
  • Follow school and class rules.

Parents’/Guardians’ Responsibilities

  • Encourage children to have a sense of respect for themselves and for property.
  • Ensure that children attend regularly and punctually.
  • Be interested in, support and encourage their children’s school work.
  • Be familiar with the code of behaviour and support its implementation.
  • Co-operate with teachers in instances where their child’s behaviour is causing difficulties for others.
  • Communicate with the school in relation to any problems which may affect child’s progress/behaviour. 
application/pdf Code of Behaviour.pdf (244.74 KB)
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