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Mission and values

Our Mission Statement

We strive to provide supportive educational opportunities for children from diverse backgrounds to enable active participation in an ever changing world.

The ‘Six Kinds of Best’

We have based our Positive Behaviour Plan on the values reflected in the ‘Six Kinds of Best’, a program based on research and proven to help foster personal, social and community responsibility. The values are:

  • Be Kind to Yourself (Respect yourself)
  • Be Kind to Others (Respect others)
  • Be Kind to the Environment (Value the environment)
  • Be the Learning Kind (Seek knowledge)
  • Be the Achieving Kind (Achieve your potential)
  • Be the Community Kind (Contribute positively to society). 

Each teacher explicitly teaches, models and discusses these values with their students so that they come to have a clear understanding of what they mean and how they may demonstrate them. Discussions regarding the values are incorporated in Philosophy and they are a part of the everyday language of the school.

 

PBL (Positive Behaviour for Learning)
 
Our school has three expectations:  Be Safe, Be Respectful and Be a Learner
 

Each class develops a set of Classroom Rules which fit under these expectations.  Students are rewarded with ‘free and frequent’ train tickets/tracks.  Each ticket or track is worth 1 point, except the purple ‘Principal’ ticket.  These are worth 5 points.

Students save their points to cash in for prizes. 

The teachers also nominate a ‘Student of the Week’, who is presented with a certificate on assembly. Their awards are based on the values and are written to reflect the student’s achievement.
 
A ‘Student of the Month’, sponsored by a local business Café Eco, is presented each month along the same guidelines.
 

All of the students’ achievements are celebrated in the school newsletter.