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EDUCATION ACT 1990 - SECT 35
Discipline in government schools
(1) The Minister may control and regulate student discipline in
(1A) Subsection (1) extends to the conduct of a student
that significantly affects, or is likely to significantly affect, the health
or safety of students or staff of any school, regardless of whether that
conduct occurs on or outside school premises or within or outside school
(2) The Minister may prepare guidelines for the adoption by
government schools of fair discipline codes that provide for the control and
regulation of student discipline in those schools (except for the suspension
or expulsion of students).
(2A) The guidelines and codes must not permit
corporal punishment of students attending government schools.
guidelines and codes may permit other reasonable forms of punishment or
correction of those students, including requiring students to perform any
reasonable work or service for the school.
(3) The Minister may, on the
recommendation of the Secretary, expel a child of any age from a
government school. The Secretary may suspend any child from a
(4) The Minister may establish programs to assist any
child who has a history of non-attendance at a government school or who has
been expelled from a government school to adjust more successfully to school
life or to improve his or her behaviour so as to be able to return to school.
(5) The Secretary may, with the consent of the child's parent, arrange for a
child who has been expelled from a government school to be admitted to and
attend another government school (unless the child is refused admission under
section 34 (4)) or to participate in a program referred to in subsection (4).
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