The Behaviour committee worked on the Behaviour Policy and the final standards were linked to the School Statement of Principles. They underwent a process where they were reviewed by staff and input taken.
In short, the Behaviour Policy aims to facilitate the attainment of the following Core Objectives:
- We create a safe and stimulating learning environment in which our students can discover and develop their intellectual, physical, social and creative potential.
- We help our students to be happy, well-balanced, ethical individuals who work effectively and willingly with others.
and to support the following school Core Values:
- We uphold the principals of equality of opportunity and fair treatment of all individuals.
- We respect ourselves, we respect each other and we respect our environment.
- We value honesty, fairness and integrity.
In addition the Policy:
- Creates a framework whereby the whole school community supports and gives students credit for positive behaviour.
- Recognises that ethical behaviour is an area of human development that matures over time, therefore, a major aim of the Policy is to assist students to develop in this regard.
- We acknowledge that students will make mistakes, and ought to be given the opportunity to learn from their mistakes, rather than be punished.
- We recognise that some students may be resistant to correction, or act in a very serious manner, and that consequences (not punishment) are required to manage that student’s behaviour.
- Some students will have particular behavioural difficulties that will require an individual plan at some stage of their development.
Rights and Responsibilities
The Policy recognises that students have rights and that these rights are protected. Student rights are balanced with responsibilities.
- To feel safe at school
- To learn to the best of their ability
- To be treated with dignity and respect
to act in accordance with the School's Statement of Principles.
- We are here to learn
- We work and play together
- We are fair and honest
- We are respectful
Class Behaviour Agreement
At the start of the school year the class teachers in Grades 1-5 will produce a class behaviour agreement that has been discussed and developed by the students alongside their teacher. It is an agreement about how they will behave towards each other and how they want others to behave towards them. A copy of this plan is then kept in the classroom and sent home to parents. It is then referred to during the school year to help promote positive behaviour. Reflections and consequences will follow if inappropriate behaviour occurs.
In order to further promote teamwork and to foster a sense of belonging the Primary School runs a House System.> Find out more about our house system
Through this programme, trained students help their peers to solve issues that may have arisen between other students and the mediators attempt to do so with little to no intervention by adults.> Find out more about peer mediation
The Primary Student Council works to promote the student voice in the school's decision-making process and empowers students through democratic procedures.> Read more about LIS student councils