The purpose of the TVAC Discipline Levels is to aid in the development of a refined character and provide clarity to students and teachers about behaviour expectations and consequences. Applying biblical principles of ‘justice and mercy’ it is intended that the consequences will provide sufficient reason to reflect on poor choices without breaking the spirit.
For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. Hebrews 12:11 ESV
While the use of these levels will be consistently administered throughout the college, teachers and administration may exercise their professional judgement in the delivery of these levels when considering the circumstances of an event.
Consistent with these principles, TVAC does not seek to use shame or humiliation as a method of correction; neither does it use or support the use of corporal punishment by staff, parents, or any members of our college community. TVAC aims to always preserve and maintain the dignity of students as did the Master Teacher.