The SDFO believes that discipline formation is a continuous process of learning, re-learning, and unlearning behaviors towards a complete change in character.

Three distinct approaches—prevention, promotion, and formation—are identified to contribute to the holistic transformation of students. These are represented by arrows which form the cycle of transformation. The green color represents the Lasallian core values of faith, zeal for service, and communion in mission. The dark to light shade of the arrows signifies the development of discipline among students.

The prevention approach discourages unseemly student behavior by raising awareness and appreciation of student discipline policies. The promotion approach upholds responsible student behaviors by enforcing handbook provisions related to student discipline. The formation approach strengthens knowledge, attitudes, values, and skills of students through formative interventions and interactions. Any of the three approaches, individually or collectively, may lead students to transformation.

Transformation is achieved when a student becomes responsible, respectful of rules and authority, reflective, morally upright, and self-disciplined.