Kalamunda Secondary Education Support

Key Policies and Procedures


Positive Behaviour Support 


Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) is a whole school framework which helps schools to create positive learning environments. Our school values, defined by the community, guide the behaviour of everyone in our school; staff, students, parents and community members. This is achieved by developing proactive systems to define, teach and support appropriate student behaviour. 

We are in the process of designing a Behaviour Expectation Matrix, in liaison with the school community, which articulates what our behavioural expectations look like in everyday school life.  A number of verbal, non-verbal and tangibles are used with students who display the desired behaviour. 

There is a dedicated PBS team appointed in the school which consists of the administration, classroom teachers and education assistants. However, the entire staff at KSESC are committed and involved in the design and implementation of PBS. 

Full Policy is available for download at bottom of this page.


Attendance requirements

As a parent, you are required by the School Education Act 1999 to ensure your child attends school every day that the school is open for instruction.

Principals are responsible for monitoring and accurately recording the attendance of every student enrolled at their school in accordance with Section 28 of the School Education Act 1999.

If a student is absent, a responsible person, usually the parent, must notify the principal of the reason for the student’s absence as soon as practical.  If a student is prevented from attending school due to illness, the principal is authorised by the School Education Act 1999 to request a medical certificate from a registered medical practitioner.

Lesson attendance codes are used by all Western Australian public schools to record the reason for every half-day absence.  The use of these codes is determined by the principal.  Accurate record-keeping ensures principals can identify patterns of absence at both a school and individual student level and implement appropriate measures to restore attendance where there is cause for concern.

Absences are grouped as either 'authorised' or 'unauthorised' according to whether they meet the requirements of excusing a student from attendance pursuant to Section 25 of the School Education Act 1999.   The total half-day absences are displayed on your child's school report each semester.

Full Policy is available for download at bottom of this page.

Click the files below to download.

WA PBS Positive Behaviour Support (pdf)


DOEWA Student Attendance Policy (pdf)