St Peter's School Community commits itself to providing a supportive school environment that values the rights and individuality of each student whilst ensuring dignity, respect and safety for all.
This policy seeks to emphasize the importance of the development of the whole person. An integral aspect of this development is to encourage students to become responsible decision makers. Students need to consider the consequences of their actions, look for alternatives and use self-discipline to modify their behaviour. It is within this context that our Behaviour Management Policy and Guidelines operates.
The aim of Christian discipline is self-discipline whereby students learn to regulate their conduct according to Christian principles. It is important that Staff and parents/caregivers work together to assist students to learn effective strategies in order to discipline themselves and develop a sense of responsibility. (BCE Administrative Handbook 211.1)
There exists Curriculum Programs, which support students in complying with these expectations and rules.
These programs are:
Consequences of Appropriate Behaviour:
Implementing a system of positive consequences:
Intervention Strategies For Inappropriate Behaviour:
The plan of action for dealing with inappropriate behaviour will be implemented through the use of the following steps. However, the consequences of a child’s actions will be determined by:
Often strategies such as tactically ignoring, using proximity or diversion, or simple statements are enough to refocus students’ attention on desired behaviours. The following set of steps moves from the least intrusive to the most intrusive. For most students the use of steps 1 –2 is probably all that is needed. If a student continues to be uncooperative, the teacher is able to move on to a formal behaviour management plan as outlined in steps 3 – 6.
The Principal and/or APRE will keep a record of students sent to them for inappropriate classroom behaviour. Teachers will need to keep anecdotal records of individual students who continually interrupt the learning environment. When students are engaged in off-campus activities such as excursions, camps or sporting events, behaviour management strategies to suit the particular context would be at the discretion of the teacher in charge.