In the Senior School, the Student Consultant deals sensitively and expertly with student behavioural issues and oversees the moral, social and cultural development of the students.
Our approach with regards to misbehaviour is linked to the whole methodology of our teaching – Study Technology. It first isolates the barriers preventing a child from learning, and then provides precise tools to deal with them. Students who need correction or misbehave are regularly found to have encountered difficulties with their studies prior to the problem or misbehaviour.
Straightening out these factors leads not just to corrected work or repaired behaviour but enhanced ability as a student. This leads to self-motivated students. Then the need for disciplinary measures falls away and all kinds of positive results are possible.
Part of the Greenfields ethics and morals system is the use of The Way to Happiness, a universal, secular moral code devised by L. Ron Hubbard. This code forms the basis for moral behaviour in the school and contains 21 precepts which children of all ages are encouraged to follow for better living.
Bullying, drugs and any kind of crime are not tolerated at Greenfields. The Student Consultant is a highly experienced staff member whose job is specifically to deal with any behavioural difficulties which cannot be resolved in the classroom. At all points the student’s understanding of and cooperation with any system of rules and morals is consulted so that violations of rules are in practice quite rare.
Unfortunately, these days drugs is a subject about which no school can afford to be indifferent. Our policy is unequivocal. There are no drugs at Greenfields.
Similarly, Greenfields has a zero tolerance of all forms of bullying, whether physical, mental or social. The student body is equipped with highly effective report procedures as well as supportive class tutors in order to address these issues. As a result, we find that bullying rarely arises and is very swiftly and effectively handled when it does.
A high standard of integrity and morals is set throughout the school and we expect an exemplary standard of behaviour.
The Student Consultant also provides weekly lessons to the students in a class called ‘Personal Values, Beliefs and Integrity.’ This is a wonderful time for the students to be educated in world events, different religions, human rights, drug education and more. The students are encouraged to discuss and form their own views on these topics as well as learning to respect others beliefs.