Behaviour 

Baseline expectations:

 

  • Students are expected to display excellent standards of courtesy, co-operation, consideration and common sense.

 

  • We do not expect them to misbehave or cause undue concern.

 

  • We do not expect them to take up a disproportionate amount of time when there is a job to be done.

 

  • Violence, willful disobedience, vandalism and verbal abuse will not be tolerated.

 

 

Some Strategies for Classroom Teachers:

 

  • Counsel and make expectations clear.

 

  • Brief time out for misbehaviour should be the norm (e.g. suggested time: 5 year olds = 5 minutes; 8 years olds = 8 minutes, etc.)

 

  • Written reflection by the students.

 

  • Alteration of seating arrangements.

 

  • Discussion with, and enlisting the support of the Principal or Deputy Principal when discipline problems continue to grow is required.

 

  • In a case of crisis behaviour management, send for the Principal immediately.

 

In all cases of serious misbehaviour or concern, the Principal needs to be fully involved.