Student Wellbeing and Discipline
At the heart of the educational program of learning and experience at Kingsley Park Primary School is the happiness and safety of the children in their activities.
Our Wellbeing and Child Safety Policies cater for the emotional, social and physical wellbeing of each child.
We strive to produce socially acceptable behaviour that respects the rights of others and encourages the individual to accept responsibility for and logical consequences of their actions.
Discipline is based upon the values of co-operation, self-worth, mutual respect and shared responsibilities. The exercise of self control and discipline will establish a co-operative system in which each child’s self-esteem is nurtured.
Co-operation and liaison between parents and teachers will cultivate an atmosphere in which desirable models of behaviour can be developed and practised.
Communication between home and school reinforces and encourages our children to develop desirable social attitudes, enabling them to cope at work and play.
Our school should be orderly, safe and organised, recognising and respecting the individual within the system.
To implement this policy, a code of conduct (responsibility of School Council) that sets the expectation of self discipline and encourages co-operation and respect for others, has been developed. Each child is expected to function amicably and fruitfully within this framework.
Management of Student Behaviours
Goals and Objectives:
The Code of Conduct for Kingsley Park Primary School has been formulated within and is consistent with DET (Department of Education and Training) guidelines.
The Kingsley Park Primary School community aims to:
- provide a safe, secure and orderly learning environment that meets the needs of all children
- foster high standards of behaviour based on co-operation, respect, responsibility and self discipline
Principles Concerning the Rights and Responsibilities of Students, Parents and Teachers:
- all children have the right to work and play without interference or discrimination
- all children will be encouraged to develop their individual talents, interests and abilities
- all children will display behaviour which is polite, courteous and well mannered
- all children will be encouraged to exhibit pride in their school
- teachers should expect to be able to teach in an atmosphere of order and co-operation so children can achieve the best possible learning outcomes
- parents have an obligation to support the school in its efforts to maintain a productive teaching and learning environment.
- the Principal and Staff have an obligation to implement the Code of Conduct fairly, reasonably and consistently
Guide to the Management of Student Behaviour:
The management of student behaviour is a co-operative partnership between students, teachers and parents.
A consistent and positive approach to behaviour will foster a school climate where personal responsibility and self discipline are developed.
We are committed to the following strategies:
- giving positive reinforcement to build upon self esteem
- acknowledging student achievements in the classroom, playground, newsletter and at assemblies or on special occasions
- encouraging co-operation and friendship
- requiring children to accept responsibility for their actions
- providing adequate supervision in the school grounds
- promoting understanding, awareness and commitment to the school rules
The following documents are an integral part of the management of student behaviour at Kingsley Park Primary School:
- Children’s Learning Agreement Booklet
- Student Engagement and Wellbeing Policy
- Child Safe Policy
- Sun Smart Policy
- Disability and Impairment Policy
- Equal Opportunity Policy
- Student Dress Code
- Anti-bullying Policy
These policies are essential to the wellbeing of all school members and are subject to ongoing review within DET guidelines.
Sanctions which logically follow from the infringement of the expectations set by the Learning Agreement:
Breaches may incur some penalty or action, including the following:
- restorative conversation with teacher and those involved
- loss of privileges
- cleaning up or repairing what has been broken
- completing extra tasks or duties eg. yard duty
- time out at recess breaks
- time out in classroom / withdrawal area under supervision
. lunchtime detention
- detention after school
- parents contacted
When it is believed that a student’s behaviour warrants suspension, the Principal will ensure that every reasonable step is taken to arrange a meeting with the parents and, if appropriate, the student to discuss:
- the student’s behaviour and performance
- the strategies being developed within the school to meet the educational needs of the student
- the possibility of suspension, should inappropriate behaviour continue
- the responsibility of the parents, should suspension be considered necessary
The School Principal has the authority to permanently exclude a student from the school. Permanent expulsion from the school will be used only after other forms of behaviour management, as previously outlined, have been exhausted.