Code of Conduct – Students & Parents

Yarra Heights Dance Academy Pty Ltd (YHDA) is a Child Safe environment, committed to abide by the Victorian Government Child Safe Standard.  This Code of Conduct reflects our organisation’s commitment to child safety and wellbeing.  At YHDA everyone is entitled to feel safe, included and happy. YHDA has a zero tolerance to bullying and discrimination.  This Code of Conduct outlines appropriate standards of behaviour expected from students and families of our Academy.

The following behaviours are not permitted within our Academy:

  • Harassment / Intimidation
  • Teasing / Mocking / Sniggering
  • Humiliating
  • Excluding / Isolating
  • Backstabbing / talking negatively of a student
  • Disrespectful behaviour E.g. eye rolling
  • Physical abuse or mistreatment
  • Swearing / inappropriate language
  • Aggressive behaviour

Our expectations

  • Respect for students: Communicate in a respectful manner, listen to and value the ideas and opinions of others. Be considerate, inclusive and supportive of others
  • Respect staff, teachers, parents, families and visitors to our Academy
  • Welcome all students and their families. We do not discriminate against students and families for any reason including age, gender, race, culture, religion, sexuality or disability
  • Protect the privacy of students: Never film or photograph students or publish or forward personal details, images or video of students without their consent
  • Students under the age of 18yr should not communicate directly with staff or teachers through personal or private contact channels (including phone, texting, social media, instant messaging or email), except where that communication is an urgent matter. Students under the age of 18yr should not exchange personal contact details such as phone number, social networking site or email addresses with staff and teachers
  • Use appropriate language and conversation suitable for children

Breaches of this Code of Conduct or concerns of bullying or abuse must be immediately reported to the Director –

Inappropriate behavior by a student or family member can result in dismissal of a student from the Academy

If a child is at immediate risk of serious abuse, please phone the police on 000