Our priorities this year include improved community understanding and participation in student wellbeing processes, to establish a new School Discipline Policy and grievance procedures.
We aim to have all stakeholders eg parent/student and staff groups involved in the measurement and evaluation of outcomes.
We look for 80% of school community reporting improvement in student well being practices and 95% of stakeholders reporting involvement in decision making regarding student well being.
Bullying/harassment policy has been reviewed. As a community in 2009 we aimed for a 30 % or above response from parents to surveys. This was achieved.
We will aim again for 90% of students reporting involvement in decision making through class meetings, Student Council and student committees.
- All staff will continue to engage in ongoing professional development in Restorative Practices, Cyber Safety and Play is the Way.
- The three school values of Respect, Belonging and Fun continue to be the foci for the Back to School Social Skills Program also embedding the Child Protection Curriculum, concepts of Safe Routes to School, Drug Strategies and Bullying.
- R to 7 Students identified as at risk in learning, particularly with regard to their relationships and behavioural development, work in small groups or as individuals with the School Counsellor in proactive programs. These groups include ongoing students from 2009 who still need support and give newly identified students opportunity to participate. These groups will be supported by the Christian Pastoral Support Worker.
- Counsellor ‘team teaches’ with all Primary and Junior Primary teachers to support the implementation of pro-active programs and successful student management strategies, including Bounce Back and Student Voice, particularly class meetings.
- Attendance processes are continuing to be reviewed and improvements made. The Attendance Improvement Plan was reviewed by staff and the Student Attendance information booklet was issued to parents in 2009.
- Child Protection Curriculum continues to be embedded across all age groups with a particular focus during Social Skills Weeks.
- The 2009 bullying survey for parents will be repeated across the school and comparison results will be reported to the School Community. This survey will also be delivered to NAP parents through a special evening session supported by interpreters and translated surveys.
- A current Bullying policy document is available for all families.
- Lightning BOLTS Race Around Australia Program will again be offered for students at risk identified through behaviour management data.
- Student Council representatives have developed a new Student Grievance Procedure document which is currently being used in the classroom.
- The Learner Wellbeing team has rewritten the school’s discipline policy and is reviewing yard behaviour and consequences.
- The School will support the Eat Well Be-Active Programme
- Trained staff will continue to offer Season for Growth Programme for students suffering grief and loss.