Behaviour management at our school is fair and consistent and is aimed at helping students develop self-discipline. We acknowledge that children need to learn about acceptable codes of behaviour and decision-making. To help students develop this knowledge we emphasise the need for students to behave appropriately.
In particular we focus on:
- Self control
- Demonstrating respect for others
- Accepting responsibility for our own actions
- Rules are necessary for a safe and supportive environment.
- Rights and responsibilities.
Students learn that they have certain rights. They have the right to learn in a safe and supportive environment free from interruptions. They have the right to make choices. They also learn that with these rights there are responsibilities including; making choices that don’t adversely affect others, behaving in a way which doesn’t impact negatively on others’ learning, and behaving in a way that reflects positively on our school.
Students have worked with staff to develop a set of rules, which apply to all. The rules are designed to support students’ rights and responsibilities.
These rules are:
- Respect everyone’s rights, feelings and belongings
- Respect, care for and share school property.
- Behave in a sensible, responsible and acceptable way.
- Always consider your own and other people’s safety and behave appropriately.
- Always use your best manners, listen carefully and be patient.
Whilst most children behave appropriately most of the time, we have developed an action plan for those times when students fail to comply. This plan includes a series of consequences designed to teach the child more appropriate behavioural choices.
The consequences include warnings, time out, visits to the Principal’s office, students contacting their parents by phone, suspension and exclusion. When students visit the office, their name and behaviour are recorded in our behaviour management book.
More information about our plan is available upon request. This behaviour management plan is frequently discussed with students to ensure complete understanding.
This school uses a dot system. Red dots for major incidents and Green dots for less serious.