Good Standing Policy

The requirement for all schools to have a Good Standing Policy has been mandated by the State Government. This policy will stand alongside our Behaviour Management Policy and has been introduced to reward students who are supportive and co-operative at school, and to encourage other students to improve their general performance.

Every student will begin the year with Good Standing, made up of 5 week blocks each term. This entitles the student to the freedom, rights and privileges of the school, as well as an invitation to participate in the reward activity at the end of the block.

Students may lose their Good Standing by over-stepping the limits in regards to behaviour, dress and punctuality. Students in this position will have a notation placed on their student record and will lose the privilege to participate in all extra-curricular activities e.g. representing our school in sporting, social and cultural activities, school incursions and class excursions and reward days, until the status of Good Standing is regained.

The status of Good Standing will be withdrawn by the Principal or Deputy Principal at the levels outlined in the attached policy, for up to 10 attended school days in the first stage, and up to 20 days at Stage 2. It will be reinstated by the Principal or Deputy Principal at the end of the probation period, if no further offences occur during this time.


All students at Southern Cross District High School are expected to:

  • Attend all classes regularly and on time.
  • Work hard in their studies to achieve positive results.
  • Be a positive role model.
  • Conform to the rules at Southern Cross District High School.
  • Abide by the school uniform policy.
  • Respect the right of other students to learn and for teachers to teach.