Discipline Sanctions

In Optimus, punishment is not necessarily a first resort if the offence is of a less serious nature. Where it is used it would be a constructive endeavour. Informal Detention, Extra work, Community service are some of the corrective measures that are employed.

It is the considered policy of the Optimus School management that anyone who is not prepared to behave reasonably and sensibly must leave our community either permanently or until s/he decides to assume the responsibilities of studentship. Suspension and Expulsion may be awarded only by the Principal or a senior member of the staff nominated by the Principal. Both will be used sparingly and would usually result from repeated unacceptable behaviour or some very serious misconduct.

Corporal punishment and humiliating acts are not used under any circumstances.


Debbie Gibbs, Head of School

Thinking, creating, connecting are at the heart of what we do at Optimus. Every day, we help children to develop the critical, foundational skills needed for a lifetime of learning; we encourage them to pursue their passions and apply their skills to solve meaningful problems; and we further our work together by communicating with honesty, openness, and respect. I invite you to learn more about Optimus—peruse our website or visit the school and see our exceptional programs in action!
—Head of School
Experience gained in two schools under my control has taught me that punishment does not purify, if anything, it hardens children.

-- Mahatma Gandhi
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