• 2 Watts Street Wandering
  • 08 9884 1014

BEHAVIOUR MANAGEMENT AND DISCIPLINE POLICY

Our Behaviour Management and Discipline Policy is based upon the following:

  • Respecting Ourselves and Others

We affirm a strong school culture wherein staff and students respect, share and care for each other and work together. Development of student self esteem and confidence will also reinforce respect and counter any negative behaviour that may arise. Health programs will teach social skills and ensure students learn assertive behaviour and strategies for dealing with aggressive or bullying tactics. The development of appropriate and acceptable behaviour is a staff, parent and student concern. Its success is based upon the recognition of the dignity and worth of all individuals.

Code of Conduct

We agree to uphold the following code, guiding our behaviour:

At Wandering:

  • We treat people and their culture with respect and courtesy.
  • We treat our environment with respect.
  • We respect the rules of our school and the staff that implement them.
  • We care for each other and make everyone feel safe and valued.
  • We strive to do their best.

AIMS

Wandering Primary School therefore aims to:

    • Create a positive learning environment within the school and classrooms so that teachers and students can work together.
    • Recognise the members of the school community whose behaviour promotes a positive school environment.
    • Encourage children, as part of the school community, to accept their responsibilities to recognise and respect the rights of others.
    • Establish a clear set of consequences for those who do not accept this responsibility.
    • Establish procedures so that conflicts can be resolved in a positive, non-violent manner.
    • Enhance students’ self–esteem and self–worth, as well as pride in themselves, school, home and community.
    • Promote mutual respect.
    • Help students reach their full potential.
    • Ensure that the discipline policy is understood by teachers, students and parents and its implementation is acceptable to all stakeholders.
    • Ensure that the Wandering Code of Conduct is adopted by all members of the school community.

COMMUNITY AS PARTNERS

In sharing our beliefs and values, we believe the support of the community is important to:

  • assist children to develop the skills to become productive members of a changing society.
  • ensure that our Behaviour Management Policy is understood and its implementation is acceptable to parents/caregivers.

BEHAVIOUR GUIDELINES

The school states that the students must:

  • Obtain permission notes to leave the school ground during the day.
  • Consider the safety of others when playing games. Keep hands and feet to themselves and not throw objects likely to cause harm.
  • Walk on pathways or in designated areas. (These areas are not for running or noisy games.)
  • Ensure that items are not brought to school which may cause damage to the environment. (including gum and dangerous toys).
  • Only play non-violent games at school. Games requiring extreme physical contact are not allowed.
  • Do not bring toys, equipment or personal items to school.
  • Keep the school in a neat and tidy condition. All food scraps and rubbish to be put into bins.
  • Only enter or remain in a classroom during non – teaching time, when a teacher is present.
  • Respond immediately to a request made by a staff member.
  • Wear a hat and sunscreen for any outdoor activity.
  • Use appropriate language and good manners at all times.
  • Do not use climbing equipment before or after school.
  • Do not play with sport equipment before or after school.
  • Teachers have a duty of care between the hours of 8.30 and 3.30.

OVERVIEW OF PROCEDURES FOR YEARS K – 6

Positive reinforcement is the primary means teachers employ to encourage good behaviour in our school. Where children do not respond to teacher direction the following policy is set into place:

Stage 1 A verbal warning

Stage 2 Withdrawal from other children within the room or playing area and the provision of ‘think’ time.

Stage 3 Withdrawal to the Principal’s Office. Student and Principal discuss situation and suitable consequences (detention is an option). Parents notified of behaviour and consequence if Principal deems it necessary.

Stage 4 Principal to contact parents and request an interview. Student placed on a Behaviour Modification Program if Principal deems it necessary.

Stage 5 In school suspension. The student will complete schoolwork in the office for one week and receive different recess and lunchtime breaks from the other students.

Stage 6 Repeated misconduct could result in a school suspension. This procedure applies to all school activities, in or out of the classroom.

Severe clause

Students will be suspended for deliberate actions that cause harm or injury to students/staff or damage to school property (eg. fighting, kicking, vandalism), and or gross disobedience (eg – maliciously refusing to follow a teacher’s instruction). Major teasing and bullying can result in either detention or out of school suspension.

School Chaplain

Wandering primary is lucky enough to have the services of a chaplain one day per week. The chaplain is non-denominational and non-religious he is working with children on self-esteem, resiliency and team building.

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