Per disciplinam melior

(Better through discipline)


Punishment is the authoritative imposition of an undesirable or unpleasant outcome upon a group or individual, in response to a particular action or behaviour that is deemed unacceptable or threatening to some norm.

At Rose Academy the unpleasant imposition may include corner time, writing lines or confinement, or the removal or denial of something pleasant or desirable.

We punish for the good of deterrence end rehabilitation.

Punishments differ in their degree of severity, and may include sanctions such as reprimands, deprivations of privileges or liberty, ostracism or spanking.


Corporal punishment

Corporal punishment refers to causing deliberate pain or discomfort in response to undesired behaviour by our students. It involves striking the student either across the buttocks or on the hands, with an open hand or implement such as a ruler, rattan cane, wooden paddle, slipper, leather strap, a twig or birch.

Out method is justified by the common-law doctrine in loco parentis, whereby our staff are considered authority figures and granted the same rights as parents to punish students in their care. It provides an immediate response to indiscipline and the student is quickly back in the classroom learning, as opposed to suspension from school.

Students can be punished in front of the whole class, bare bottom exposed and marked.