Expectations of Student Behaviour
We seek to create a culture of respect and inclusiveness at Spring Gully Primary School. The key to achieving this is by proactively promoting these principles through explicit school-wide programs and shared philosophies. Student behaviour is always viewed within the context of our three School Values - Respect, Responsibility and Resilience and our school motto ‘Be Awesome’. The philosophies of the Rights Resilience and Respectful Relationships program, the Restorative Practice principles, and the School-Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS) framework underpin our approach to student relationships and expectations around behaviour.
Rights Resilience and Respectful Relationships
We are a lead school in the Rights Resilience and Respectful Relationships program which supports our educators to teach students how to build healthy relationships, resilience and confidence. This program takes an explicit teaching approach to social and emotional learning for students and is designed to proactively eradicate family violence within our society and promote gender equality.
School-Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS)
Spring Gully Primary is a School-Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS) school. The SWPBS framework assists our school to improve social, emotional, behavioural, and academic outcomes for students. The program promotes respectful and positive behaviour, social-emotional wellbeing, positive and respectful relationships among students and staff and fosters a predictable learning environment with improved perceptions of safety and attendance.
Restorative Practice Principles
In classrooms and across our school, we have clear rules around respecting others and the school environment. When students make mistakes, our approach aligns with the Restorative Practice principles and we seek to avoid a purely punitive response. We understand that students need to learn about consequences for choices and actions, however, our focus is on facilitating a process where students fully understand how their choices impact upon themselves and others. This allows them to learn how to modify their own behaviour and to make better choices when confronted with similar situations in the future.