St. Theresa’s Primary School, Albion
Positive Student Behaviour Policy
All at St. Theresa’s have a right to a safe and positive environment at school. Students need to be educated to take responsibility for their own behaviour and actions and recognise that these have consequences that they must accept.
At St Theresa’s we believe that;
St Theresa’s School follows a Positive Student Behaviour Approach, which focuses on teaching students to assume responsibility for their own behaviour, therefore creating a cooperative learning environment. It is essential that teachers remain informed on the strategies used with Positive Student Behaviour. Each classroom needs to discuss and implement The Classroom Positive Student Behaviour Plan that clearly states the behaviours expected of students and what they can expect from the teacher in return.
The Classroom Positive Student Behaviour Plan consists of three parts :
Consequences are to displayed in every classroom or learning space.
Accurate records must be kept. Each class is to have a Positive Student Behaviour Tracking Book, which must also accompany classes to specialist lessons.
(Behaviour Tracking Sheets can be found in the Teacher’s File under General – Positive Student Behaviour)
Individual Behaviour Plans will be developed where necessary.
The Playground Positive Student Behaviour Plan also consists of three parts.
The teachers on Yard Duty will take out a clipboard containing Positive Student Behaviour Tracking Sheets and Positive Play Cards.
A letter outlining the Classroom and Playground Positive Student Behaviour Plans will be given to each student to take home. Parents will be asked to go over the plan with their child, sign the plan and send it back to school.
Students and parents are also required to sign a Positive Student Behaviour Agreement.
CLASSROOM POSITIVE STUDENT BEHAVIOUR PLAN
CLASS RULES that students from Prep – Grade 6 must follow at all times.
Rules are to be displayed in every classroom.
1. Follow directions.
2. Keep hands and feet to yourself.
3. Use appropriate language : Use your manners : No teasing, put-downs or swearing.
4. Move safely.
5. Look after all property.
6. Listen to the speaker, without interrupting
SUPPORTIVE FEEDBACK that students will receive for following the rules eg. Verbal recognition, individual rewards, class rewards and communication with parents.
CONSEQUENCES that will be used when students choose not to follow the rules.
Prep – Grade 6
Step 1 : Warning
Step 2 : Time out - Move away from the group
Step 3 : Time out – Move away from group for a longer time. Must do the work the class is doing
Step 4 : Time out in another room : Complete a behaviour sheet
Severe Clause : Dangerous or unmanageable behaviour, go straight to Principal
PLAYGROUND POSITIVE STUDENT BEHAVIOUR PLAN
PLAYGROUND RULES that students must follow at all times :
1. Eat lunch in designated areas outside. Sit down when eating.
2. Stay away from dangerous areas eg close to fences, behind the water tanks.
3. We are a SunSmart school. In terms 1 & 4 students must wear a hat outside. No hat
means students play in the shade.
4. Move safely on the adventure playground
5. Play safely with each other.
6. Keep our playground visitor friendly before and after school by not playing with balls
on the asphalt
SUPPORTIVE FEEDBACK that students will receive for following the rules.
1. Verbal Recognition from the teacher on yard duty.
2. Positive Play Cards that are filled in by the teacher on yard duty and kept until
assembly at the end of the week, when they are all pooled together and one is
selected. The student will then be appropriately rewarded.
CONSEQUENCES that will be used when students choose not to follow the rules:
1. Time out for 10 minutes outside
2. Time out for 10 minutes inside (corridor outside the staffroom)
3. Go to Principal
Severe Clause : Go to Principal