At Bardon State School we have a whole school Responsible Behaviour Plan (RBP) (PDF, 3.7MB). This is available in our key policies section and in our Welcome Pack. Please take some time to review this document.
Learning is not only focussed on the curriculum at Bardon State School. Learning about appropriate behaviours and social communications skills are equally important in our journey to be global citizens. Just like academic learning, not everyone gets it right the first time or at the same pace. Supports are provided to all students along their learning journey.
Having clear expectations is the first step and you will notice the four school expectations throughout the school and also class developed rules within each classroom. It is also important to develop a predictable environment where the consequences for choices are outlined and known to all. This is why we also work with students in developing agreed positive consequences and negative consequences.
At times some students may need additional support and individualised support plans may be developed.
Within our RBP we outline our Bullying No Way policy. We support students to use the "high five" when dealing with difficult situations. We assist students to label difficult situations through the Beating Bully Bulldozer program, so that all behaviours are not labelled as Bullying. We encourage students to seek support and advice from their class teacher, the teacher on duty or with the Deputy or Principal if they have ongoing concerns. We encourage parents to support their child to resolve issues using the strategies outlined in the RBP or to support them to talk with their teacher or Admin. Building resilient citizens of the future that have developed skills to independently resolve difficulties is important.
For all members of our community it is important that we consider "connecting" and "disconnecting" habits. When things are most difficult we can easily fall into the "Dead End Roads" thinking and communicating. When things don't go as we wish, or are difficult it is important that both as students or adults we focus on "open roads" habits. This ensures a positive outcome and assists in developing lifelong skills for managing difficult situations.