Detention - Making Positive Choices (reviewed Term 3 2019)
Detentions - A Process for Reflecting on Behaviour that Affects Learning
Detentions are held at Mount Hutt College on Tuesday and Thursday second lunch times in B3, from 1.35pm to 2.00pm.
Detentions for students are entered by staff in Kamar. If an alternative action might be more appropriate, the dean is to convey this to the staff member.
Detentions will not be published in the pdf of daily notices sent to students, but will be in the daily notices for staff / kaiāwhina information. Deans will monitor the frequency of detentions.
Detentions are supervised by two senior staff members as part of the duty cycle (Deans/SLT).
Failure to attend a school detention without an acceptable reason to their Dean prior to the detention, will result in an appropriate action [to be clarified by deans in Term 4, 2019].
Attendance at detention takes priority over other commitments, with the exception of students who are taking part in a whole class detention. The teacher holding that detention needs to advise the dean ASAP.
If a student misses their lunchtime detention, this will be noted in the Kamar record for the date of the detention. A Kamar email or text message will be sent to the primary contact (parent/caregiver) by the detention supervisors who will also notify the dean, kaiāwhina and teachers of the student via Kamar.
If a student fails to attend the next opportunity to complete their detention, it is the dean’s responsibility to inform the student of an appropriate action [to be clarified by deans in Term 4, 2019].
It is the student's responsibility to have eaten lunch prior to detention.
Students are to provide their Student Diary and pen and will have their diary stamped (on that date) to inform parents they had a detention. Students who do not have a diary will have an email or txt message sent home via Kamar to confirm attendance. The dean, Kaiāwhina and teachers of the student will be notified of the completed detention by the detention supervisor via Kamar.
In a detention students will complete a restorative written worksheet. When appropriate, students may be required to carry out a community service task such as picking up rubbish, unpacking copy paper at the Office, etcetera.
Any student who accumulates 3 lunchtime detentions in any one term will be required to complete an after school detention (negotiated between the Dean and the family). Any new detentions will be after School for the remainder of the term. As part of respectful practice, detention supervisors will notify the primary contact (parent/caregiver), dean and kaiāhwina via Kamar when the student has two detentions. If detention is not working as a deterrent for a particular student, a Tier 2 programme may be considered.. Student detention data will be monitored by deans and kaiāwhina.