REVEALED: Dalby schools which gave out the most suspensions
DATA released by the Department of Education has revealed the amount of suspensions every state school in Dalby dished out over the last five years.
Dalby State High School topped the list of schools with the most from 2015—2019, which totalled 1812 suspensions.
There were 1594 short suspensions and 106 long suspensions given in those five years, with 40 exclusions, and 72 cancellations.
Dalby State School followed with 298 suspensions, 15 long suspensions, and four exclusions, while Dalby South State School handed out 90 suspensions, which included four long suspensions.
Schools surrounding Dalby such as Jandowae Prep – 10, Bell State School, Kaimkillenbun State School, and Kogan State School gave 34, 13, 5, and 5 suspensions respectively.
Queensland state schools as a collective distributed a frightening 374,605 suspensions over five years, with an average of 385 suspensions each day between 2015 and 2019.
Over the five-year period, a jaw dropping 359,983 short suspensions, 14,622 long suspensions, 8001 expulsions and cancelled 6144 enrolments were handed out across Queensland state schools.
An Education Department spokesman told News Queensland state schools have high expectations for positive and respectful behaviour from all students and adults, with only seven per cent of students suspended or expelled.
“This demonstrates that strategies and boundaries put in place by our principals and teachers are effective,” he said.
The spokesman said that year-to-year fluctuations in school disciplinary figures included changes in school management, the implementation of alternative behaviour strategies, changes in behaviour expectations, fluctuations in enrolments and changing student behaviour.