Welfare

Purpose

To enhance the development of positive relationships between students, teachers and other members of the school community.

Guidelines

  • All individuals should be valued and treated with respect.
  • The rights and responsibilities of students, parents and school staff should be clearly communicated and then honoured.
  • The physical and emotional environment for teaching and learning should be safe and secure, and appropriate for the stage of development of the students.
  • School decision making processes should be collaborative.
  • The school's policies and procedures should be fair, logical and implemented consistent.

Implementation

  • Teachers will create a positive classroom environment where students feel a sense of physical and emotional security, consistency and experience appropriate feedback to assist them to behave appropriately.  Teachers will model positive communication and behaviour, and encourage students to do the same.
  • The Charter Codes of Conduct will be honoured and discipline issues will be treated as teaching and learning related issues and supported by a whole school sense of responsibility.
  • Students with their classroom teachers will establish and display the school rules and responsibilities. 
  • Peer support, peer mediation and self esteem programs will be implemented.  The time out practice will be limited.
  • The use of 'Restorative Justice Scripts' will be consistently applied by all staff to encourage students to change their behaviour.

Rules and consequences information


Spring Gully
Primary School

Spring Gully Road,

Bendigo 3550

Phone: 5443 7230

Fax: 5441 5584