Improving student academic and behaviour outcomes is about ensuring all students have access to the most effective and accurately implemented instructional and behavioural practices and interventions possible. School Wide Positive Behaviour Support provides an operational framework for achieving these outcomes. School Wide Positive Behaviour Support is a decision making framework that guides selection, integration and implementation of the best evidence-based academic and behavioural practices for improving important academic and behaviour outcomes for all students.
Clarkson Primary has opted to become involved in this program to encourage positive outcomes in all aspects of social interactions with others. At our school this looks like:
Our Wonderful Learners
Safe, Respectful, Responsible, Learners!
Students are encouraged to demonstrate each of these values as they participate in their every-day schooling. They are rewarded with OWL Cards for demonstrating these virtues.
OWL Cards and Wrist Bands
Within a school year when a child earns 10 cards for a particular virtue they receive a wristband depicting the colour of the value. Once they have received all 4 coloured wristbands then they can work towards earning another 5 cards for each value to receive a multi-coloured wristband and from there, another 5 cards in each value to earn a glitter band.
Students can earn High Fliers for demonstrating these same values during recess and lunch breaks. These High Fliers are drawn from each block at the assemblies. The winners receive a free Canteen Lunch.
Owlvis is our highest flier and always remembers to fly in on assembly days to congratulate the receivers of these positive behaviour rewards.
Clarkson Primary School takes the issue of bullying very seriously and has strong anti-bullying policies.
We say NO to bullying! Our school does not tolerate bullying and expects all members of the school community to treat each other with respect and dignity. It is your right and responsibility to report bullying, whether it happens to you or to someone else. Bullying is a form of abuse where a person or group of people targets another to intentionally threaten or harm them.
- BULLYING IS: When these things happen again and again to someone:
- EXCLUSION: Being ignored, left out on purpose, or not allowed to join in.
- PHYSICAL: Being hit, kicked or pushed around.
- VERBAL ABUSE AND TEASING: Being made fun of and teased in a mean or hurtful way.
- THREATS: Being made afraid of getting hurt.
- LIES OR RUMOURS: Lies or nasty stories are told about them to make other kids not like them.
If you believe your child is being bullied:
Encourage your child to talk to you. Consider that they may be reluctant to talk, believing that if they do, things may get worse.
Encourage your child to talk to their teacher or talk to the teacher yourself.
You can contact us and ask for information about our school plan for preventing and managing bullying.
The best way to stop bullying is for parents and school staff to work together and take action quickly to minimise harm and encourage the student/s involved to understand the consequences of their actions.