According to the Education Department website, “Being expelled means a student is permanently excluded from attending a school. It’s the most serious discipline option for a school… Expulsion can happen if a student’s behaviour is so serious it’s dangerous to other students and school staff.”
If your child has been expelled from school, the Department has provided comprehensive information on what processes must be followed, what are your rights and responsibilities, and where you can go for further advice:
- Education Department web page for parents – general advice for parents
- Policy Advisory Library page – official guidelines and policy documents on expulsion.
Students with a disability
A high proportion of students who are expelled from school have disabilities or learning disorders. The Association for Children with a Disability has an excellent web page for parents of students with a disability, covering the particular issues relating to the expulsion (or suspension ) of a student with a disability.