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As members of a Catholic community, students are expected to show respect for others at all times.

Developing a culture of pride and respect
Rights - each one of us has the right to:
  • Learn and teach without interruption.
  • Learn and teach in a safe environment.
  • Be treated with respect, as a child of God.
  • Have pride in ourselves, our culture and our school.
Responsibilities - each one of us has the responsibility to:
  • Uphold the teachings of Jesus.
  • Allow others to learn and teach.
  • Keep our school a safe, healthy, tidy place.
  • Treat others with respect - through all media and devices (eg. cell phones, internet etc.)
  • Act in ways that make us proud to belong to Marist.
  • Give of our best in all areas of school life.
  • Be the person God wants us to be.

Code of Conduct

Marist College expects each student to co-operate fully by taking responsibility for her own progress through preparation for, and participation in, all classes she attends. This requires showing concern for the need of others to pursue their studies without interference, behaving appropriately at Marist College, both within and outside the classroom, and respecting all other teachers and staff. 

It is essential that students develop respect for themselves as individuals and as Marist College students. Marist College therefore requires students to conduct themselves at all times, in a manner that will enhance their reputation and that of others at Marist College. There is zero tolerance for verbal/non-verbal abuse, cyber abuse and illegal behavior, eg. theft.

Marist College students are expected to:
  • Live Catholic values in the spirit of Mary.
  • Treat members of the Marist College community and visitors with courtesy and respect.
  • Take responsibility for their own behavior and learning.
  • Respect and take responsibility for school, personal and others’ property.
  • Wear the Marist College uniform with pride.
  • Conduct themselves with dignity at all times in a manner which will enhance their own reputation and that of Marist College.
  • Be punctual and attend all classes, unless illness or approved absence prevents attendance.
  • Remain on the Marist College property throughout the day unless permission to leave is granted by the appropriate person.
  • Abide by the rules of Marist College at all times.
  • Look after our environment and recycle waste.
What to do if you...
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Quick guide for what to do, where to go, or who to see.
Have you been absent from school?If you have not previously informed the school a note or email must be given to your whānau teacher on return to school.
Are you late to school?Go to the school office, sign in and give a note to explain your lateness.
Are looking for lost property eg. Laptop, jacket etc.?Go to the school office immediately. We request that you label all of your belongings.
Need to use a phone?Ask at the school office.
Want to see the Guidance Counsellor?Make an appointment online via the Wellness Centre tab on the school website here, or email the counsellor directly. Please note, they only check emails on the days they work.
Have an appointment during school time?Bring a note to your whānau teacher, who will do an electronic exit pass which the office will see when you sign out. On Tuesdays and Thursdays see the Dean on duty in the Deans office.
Have you damaged school property?Even if its damaged by accident, tell the office immediately.
Have your details changed?If your address, phone number or email address changes, please tell the office or ask a parent to update the Parent Portal.
Do you want to know what's going on?Listen to the daily notices, ask your whānau teacher. Read the notices on the school system. See lunch break activity board outside the Library.
Don't have the correct uniform?Bring a note from your parent or caregiver, go to the Deans office.
Want to discuss courses/options?

Talk to your teacher, Curriculum Leaders, Dean, or DP Curriculum.

Want to travel by school bus?See the office staff.
Want to join a sport?

See the Sports Coordinator or see the Sport Site

College Practices and Expectations

Restorative Practices

Marist College has adopted a Restorative Practices approach to managing student behaviour. Restorative Practice is a relational approach to school life grounded in beliefs about equality, dignity, mana and the potential of all people.  At Marist College we are fortunate to work with respectful, receptive and collaborative students and families, however, we continue to need parents support. We believe the Restorative Practices behaviour management model affirms and supports the special Catholic character of our College. The Restorative Practice model focuses on building and maintaining positive, respectful relationships across the school community and offers school staff best-practice tools and techniques to restore relationships when things go wrong. By building and maintaining positive, respectful relationships within a school, staff to staff, staff to student and student to student, issues are more easily managed. 

https://pb4l.tki.org.nz/PB4L-Restorative-Practice                       https://vimeo.com/174752999 

KiVa Anti-bullying Programme

What is KiVa? KiVa is an evidence-based bullying prevention programme that has been developed by the University of Turku, Finland. The effectiveness of KiVa has been proven through randomised control trials, together with a range of different studies. KiVa is being used around the world in over 18 different countries. 

How does KiVa work? The goal of KiVa is to prevent bullying and to teach how to manage cases of bullying effectively. The programme has been developed from decades of extensive research into bullying and is based on three main elements: prevention, intervention and monitoring. 

Prevention – to keep bullying from happening The preventive actions focus on our students learning how to prevent bullying. Student lessons taught in our junior school, and online games are examples of these kind of actions and form the foundation of KiVa. 

Intervention – Tools to tackle bullying The interventions in KiVa are targeted specifically at students who have been involved in bullying. It is a non-threatening approach, with the goal to provide students with solution-focused tools used to put an end to bullying. 

Annual monitoring - We monitor the effectiveness of the KiVa program through an annual online survey for students. This feedback provides us with information on how to improve our bullying prevention work. 

Guidelines for personal digital devices and/or accessories (earbuds)

Digital device and accessories use: We are a cell phone free school. This means that cell phones are completely banned during school time, in and outside school. Students may bring cell phones to school; however, they are not to be seen or heard while students are on school premises. Accessories related to digital device use, such as earbuds and headphones must be wired, should only be used as part of teaching and learning programmes, and should not be seen at break times.

MARIST UPDATE (Earbuds): No wireless earbuds allowed.

Strike one: Student caught using/checking cell phone during school hours and/or using earbuds and headphones outside of teaching and learning. Phone and/or earbuds/headphones confiscated till the end of the day. Parent/caregivers will be called by a Dean to advise.

Strike two: Student caught using/checking cell phone during school hours and/or using earbuds and headphones outside of teaching and learning. Phone and/or earbuds/headphones may be confiscated till the end of the week. Parent/caregiver called by a Dean to arrange collection from the main office. Marist College takes no responsibility for confiscated, lost or damaged cell phones or accessories. 

Areas out of bounds

In the interest of safety and general care of the community, certain areas are deemed out of bounds. Those listed below are the guidelines staff and students on duty will use to monitor such areas. Their judgement on these matters is to be accepted by all students.

  • Staff parking areas and driveways.
  • All corridors during break 1, 2 and before school.
  • Entrance and foyer of the gymnasium.
  • Access ways - congregating and sitting on steps or stairways.
  • Close to the boundary fence of the school grounds.
  • Close to the convent.
  • Behind the juniors classroom block.
  • 35 Alberton Avenue.
  • Gym toilets and change rooms at Break 1 and 2 (unless under teacher supervision).
SchoolBridge Site and App

SchoolBridge is a useful tool for students and Parents/Caregivers. It is a central location to access alerts, report absences, read daily notices, check calendars, read the newsletter, update contact details, book physio or counselling sessions and much more.

It is available online by using the ‘Sign In’ option from our website, go directly to www.marist.bridge.school.nz or you can download the ‘SchoolBridge’ app on your mobile phone from your usual app store. Once downloaded, students sign in with the Microsoft option and their school username and password. Parents/Caregivers sign in with their registered email address that has been provided to us for communications - use the relevant sign in method for your email type (Microsoft, Google, or Magic Link for all others)