Staff Code of Conduct

Positive and professional behaviour is a critical part of the service we want to offer to our students and community here at St Anthony’s. Your Board really believes that the way we operate every day and the way we treat each other is a critical reflection of both our Catholicity and our commitment to each other and our children. So, we’ve spent a significant amount of time this year working together and with staff, NZEI and the Catholic Education Office to put together a Staff Code of Conduct for St Anthony’s.   

The Board is delighted with this Code of Conduct. It is a significant milestone for St Anthony’s - not only does it bring us into line with many other primary schools in NZ who already have a Staff Code of Conduct, we also believe it represents best practice in the education sector at this time.  Our Code of Conduct will come into effect immediately. All Staff obviously have a copy of this code as it forms part of their conditions of employment. If you would also like to take a look, please click the link below.

The Board is fully committed to reinforcing, upholding and acting on this Code. It is really important to us that you, our community, know that the full Board stands behind this Code and we will act decisively together to uphold any and every breach of its standards. 

But we’re not stopping there! We’re committed to further building a positive culture at St Anthony’s and so we’ve also commissioned a set of sessions for staff during Term 3 so they can take time to come together with a professional facilitator to go beyond this Code and work out how to be the best team possible, working fully together to the highest standards possible, for the benefit of each other and our students. 

During Term 3, the Board will also be working on developing ideas to reward innovation in teaching and learning to even further consolidate our focus on the positive - we’ll be back in touch on that. All of this should be seen in the context that at St Anthony’s we’re all learners for life. Life-long learning is relevant to us all and we are further encouraged by our Mercy Catholic heritage to take meaningful steps to put that philosophy into practice and lead our children by example.   

Yours sincerely, 

St Anthony’s Board of Trustees   

Annette Bridgman (Chair), Andrew Pink (Deputy Chair), Amber Proudfoot, Anne Dowden, George Bouras, Kate Riddell, Emma Blades, David Sullivan, Jennifer Ioannou and Sarah Macintosh