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.