Code of Behaviour

The Code of Behaviour in Killarney Community College aims to:

  • Create a climate that encourages and reinforces good behaviour
  • Create a positive and safe environment for teaching and learning
  • Encourage students to take personal responsibility for their learning & behaviour
  • Help young people to mature into responsible participating citizens
  • Build positive relationships of mutual respect and mutual support among students, staff and parents
  • Ensure that the school’s high expectations for behaviour of all the members of the school community are widely known and understood

The Code of behaviour is:

  • Based on a rights and responsibility rationale
  • The college rules are seen as guidelines to promote a positive and caring community
  • Student Centred
  • Sets High expectations
  • Positive •“Mol an Oige agus tiocfaidh siad”
  • Ten simple statements •Each is explained
  • Contract to be signed by student and parent in Journal CODE OF BEHAVIOUR

I Will:

  • Respect my fellow students, school staff and visitors (Because I would wish to be treated with the same respect)
  • Be on time and prepared fully for class with my College journal, classroom materials & textbooks (Because I am responsible for my own learning)
  • Follow the instructions given by the teacher, be attentive at learning & enter all homework in my journal (Because I am at school to learn)
  • Have my mobile phone switched off at all times during class (Because it causes unnecessary disruption)
  • Not bring the name of Killarney Community College into disrepute & conduct myself appropriately (Because I respect Killarney Community College)
  • Observe all health and safety regulations (Because I have a right to a safe environment)
  • Only use my locker before & after school and at break times (Because it is disruptive and time wasting)
  • Wear my full school uniform at all times (except during PE/games) (Because it ensures equity among all students)
  • Confine eating and drinking to the general purpose area & place all litter in the appropriate bins provided (Because I would like to be taught in a clean environment)
  • Not possess or use prohibited substances including alcoholic drink, tobacco or other contraband substances within the school building, the school grounds or within the surrounding area of the College (Because it is bad for my health and the health of others)

Discipline System

The college has developed a discipline system. At the core of this system is the Teacher/Student Relationship. Each student is encouraged to grow and take increasing responsibility and ownership for his/her own life and education. Students and teachers have copies of the discipline system in the form of a graphic organiser in their journal therefore the system is transparent and easy to follow.