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Schools and the Right to Discipline: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers

A comprehensive guide for parents on school disciplinary procedures, including the suspension and expulsion process.

Available online at: www.communitylaw.org.nz

Order hard copies from:

Community Law www.communitylaw.org.nz

YouthLaw Aotearoa www.youthlaw.co.nz

Phone: 0800 UTHLAW (0800 884 529)

Email: info@youthlaw.co.nz

YouthLaw provides free legal advice for young people throughout New Zealand, including about issues at school. The YouthLaw website provides great information for young people about the law. For example, see www.youthlaw.co.nz/information/resources

Parent's Legal Information Line for School Issues (PLINFO)


Phone: 0800 499 488

A free nationwide phone service. Legally trained volunteers staff the phone line. The service is available to provide parents with information on school discipline, stand-downs, suspensions, exclusions, expulsions, students with disabilities, bullying, searches, fees, zoning, truancy, privacy, rules

and uniforms.

Office of the Children's Commissioner www.occ.org.nz

Contact the Office of the Children's Commissioner:

Phone: 0800 224 453

Email: advice@occ.org.nz

The Office of the Children's Commissioner has national and regional advocates who can assist children, young people and their families with school disciplinary meetings.

Official guidelines issued by the Ministry of Education

    Guidelines for principals and boards of trustees on stand-downs, exclusions and expulsions – Part 1: Legal Options and Duties (2009)


/media/MinEdu/Files/EducationSectors/PrimarySecondary/StandDownSuspensionExclusionExpulsions/SuspensionLegalGuideWEB.pdf Good practice – Guidelines for principals and boards of trustees for managing behaviours that may or may not lead to stand-downs, suspensions, exclusions and expulsions – Part II (2009)


/media/MinEdu/Files/EducationSectors/PrimarySecondary/StandDownSuspensionExclusionExpulsions/SuspensionGoodPracticeWEB.pdf Guidelines for the surrender and retention of property and searches (January 2014)


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Source: www.communitylaw.org.nz

Category: Law

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