How do schools instill a culture of discipline?

The use of corporal punishment in schools was prohibited by the South African Schools Act in 1997. But how do schools ensure there is discipline without being overly authoritarian?

Most educators are sitting with challenges of how to inculcate a culture of discipline when addressing modern day schooling and regulations of pupils' behaviour when in school.

Paul Besener, headmaster at Milnerton High School, says there is no school that does not have problems.

The big challenge is to get school kids to think that school is cool, and that they want to be there, and buy in to the ethos of the school. For the most part you have a happy school and if kids are happy they want to be there

Paul Besener, Headmaster at Milnerton High School

Responding to the incident at Fairbairn College where a video of a 14 year old being bullied emerged, Besener says that kind of a problem is not unique to that school. They also experience this behaviour.

I think it's how you deal with it . The kids need to know where the line in the sand is. They need to know about the zero tolerance of whatever they are contravening and the big thing is that you need to act.

Paul Besener, Headmaster at Milnerton High School

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