REVEALED: Coast schools with most suspensions
There were more than 40,000 school disciplinary absences in Queensland schools in the second half of last year, including more than 850 expulsions.
Perhaps more shocking was more than a third of those suspensions and expulsions were for primary school children.
The Department of Education has produced a report after collating data from all schools, detailing the disciplinary absences from every combined, secondary, primary, and special school across the state.
The disciplinary absences were divided into short suspensions (1 to 10 days), long suspensions (11 to 20 days), exclusions and cancellations.
“A student may be excluded where behaviour is so serious that suspension is inadequate to deal with the behaviour or for contravention of a Behaviour Improvement Condition,” the report states.
“Exclusion prohibits a student from attending one or more state educational institutions for a nominated period of not more than 12 months or permanently.”
Here are the 20 Sunshine Coast schools with the most suspensions from Semester 2, last year.
|Sunshine Coast School||Number of disciplinary absences in Semester 2 2019|
|Nambour State College||228|
Caboolture State High School
Maroochydore State High School
Caloundra State High School
Burnside State High School
Beerwah State High School
Mountain Creek State High School
Gympie State High School
Kawana Waters State College
Bribie Island State High School
Noosa District State High School
Sunshine Beach State High School
Burnside State School
Coolum State High School
Maleny State High School
Beerwah State School
Gympie West State School
Caboolture East State School
Caboolture Special School
Caloundra State School
Across the state, the three schools with the highest number of suspensions were Ipswich State High School, 396, Redbank Plains State High School, 368, and Urangan State High School, 354.