Yard Behaviour


  1. Students have a right to a safe, secure, orderly learning and playing environment:
    • Develop and model positive relationships;
    • Maintain a safe and orderly school environment.
  2. Students learn best when they experience success:
    • Foster the development of a positive self-concept;
    • Provide opportunities for students to succeed;
    • Have realistic expectations;
    • Recognise effort as well as results;
    • Provide opportunities to meet individual needs (e.g. disabled, different cultures, NESB students, etc.)
  3. Students are responsible for their own behaviour:
    • Inform students that the choice of responsible and irresponsible behaviour is their own;
    • Provide opportunities for students to develop and apply skills in problem-solving, negotiating, decision-making and leadership through both planned and unplanned learning experiences at school;
    • Expect students to accept the consequences for their behaviour choices.
  4. All behaviours (appropriate and inappropriate) have consequences:
    • Provide opportunities for students to take part in determining the consequences for their behaviours;
    • Recognise and reward responsible behaviours;
    • Development and support deterrents for irresponsible behaviour;
    • Support and guide students at all times regarding behaviour.
  5. Teachers, students and parents share the responsibility for the management of students’ behaviour:
    • Use collaborative decision-making process;
    • Develop and promote effective communication;
    • Work together in a mutually supportive way;
    • Engage outside agencies when necessary;
    • Regularly monitor and review student behaviour management policy and procedures.