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Discipline Audit 2013

As part of an initiative to strengthen discipline in Queensland State Schools, Discipline Audits will be conducted in every Queensland state school by November 2014. Hamilton Island State School’s Discipline Audit was conducted on the 6 November 2013. The purpose of the Discipline Audits is to provide quality feedback on how the school is ensuring a safe, supportive and disciplined learning environment and to inform school behaviour management planning processes.
During the audit, an independent, experienced school principal visited the school to collect a range of data and information about school-wide, programs and procedures in the area of discipline. Interviews were conducted with staff, students and parents to gather a range of perspectives on school strategies and practices in relation to behaviour management. The school will receive the auditor’s report within 15 days.  Key findings from the audit have already been discussed with the school’s staff and P&C.
Initial feedback from the auditor was very positive, with the school commended for the small number of positively stated school-wide expectations and appropriate behaviours that are clearly defined and embedded in practice. The auditor also recognised that these expectations are highly visible throughout the school environment and are continually communicated in school documentation, newsletters, meetings, assemblies and are evident in the behaviour of the students. 
The report’s Executive Summary, 5 Page Profile and Parent and Carer factsheet is available by clicking on the links.