From the Acting Deputy Principal
I just wanted to update you on our Behaviour Management Policy. It is such a pleasure to be developing a relationship where I can walk around the school and be greeted so warmly from our Prep students right through to Year 6. The students know that I have a great sense of humour and equally know that I do not accept disrespect for others, self and property. Sometimes our students make choices that impact others in a way that prevents them from learning in the classroom or feeling safe at school. As a general course of action, we will be following our action plan below. Our aim is to always work towards restoring relationships using a Restorative Practices model. This is paired with consequences, both natural (losing a friend from unkind behaviours) and applied for poor choices that do not align with our school policies.
As an immediate focus, I want to work in partnership with families to ensure that no physical behaviour is left unaddressed. Safety is our number one priority and therefore a student’s actions may warrant a phone call for them to be collected from school should they be displaying unsafe behaviours towards others. This has been a topic I have been addressing at Assemblies and with each year level to understand the consequences of hurting another student, provoked or unprovoked. They have been told very clearly that this is not acceptable at our school. Staff are on duty during break times and students are encouraged to report incidents they witness. Likewise, my door is always open and I encourage parents to contact me with any matters that you have with regards to behaviour concerns. I look forward to working with you to build a respectful and supportive student body at St Paul’s.