We strive to have a safe and happy learning environment at our school. As a proactive and preventive measure, we implement the Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships program to build our students’ coping skills, resilience, mental health and wellbeing.
We maintain a zero tolerance towards verbal and physical aggression and consequences, including suspensions, will be issued.
Our school’s behaviour management charts are visible in all classrooms and around the school. We have a consistent whole-school approach, with a focus on the students’ rights:
Staff ensure that 'low' level incidents are dealt with and followed up with a phone call home.
Our parents/carers and students have confidence that our classrooms and school yard are safe and happy places. This has been achieved through our collective work with our families.
Appropriate behaviour is rewarded with our ‘gold slips’. Five gold slip rewards are drawn each Thursday at our whole school assembly. Gold slips are issued to students who display our school values in learning spaces and in the yard. Learner of the Week awards are also presented at weekly assemblies.
Behaviour Incident Register
We have a centralised system for recording classroom and yard-based behavioural incidents - the Behaviour Incident Register (BIR). The BIR allows the school to track the regularity and severity of behavioural incidents.
Working with familiesWhile we maintain a zero tolerance towards physical and verbal aggression, and consequences including suspensions will be issued, we also acknowledge that some students require additional support, so we will continue to work with families, the Department and external agencies to modify student behaviour.