Student Wellbeing Policy
Big Hill Primary School has a whole school approach to providing and maintaining a safe, happy and secure environment in which students, staff, parents and community members interact in a constructive and responsible way. The school is committed to creating an environment that promotes student self esteem, encourages students to take responsibility for their behaviour, be confident in their communication and participate positively in their learning.
- To establish a safe, harmonious, pleasant and caring learning environment.
- To create positive and caring relationships with all children at the school
- To develop in each child a sense of responsibility for their own behaviour
- To encourage children to be fair and sensitive and to be aware of the rights of others
- To develop classroom practices which promote positive approaches to learning and acknowledges different learning styles
- To facilitate whole school programs, including ‘You Can Do It’, which develop in students self-esteem, resilience, interpersonal skills and confidence in their learning.
- To strengthen positive interaction and links between home and school
The Role of the School
- A Wellbeing Team will be formed each year - this team will be representative of all school staff
- The school will promote positive communication between home and school
- To arrange school based assistance and School Support Services
- Implementation of a whole school approach to welfare and teaching and learning programs
- To provide an inclusive curriculum that ensures that no child is disadvantaged
- To develop a range of strategies that assist in the dealing with unacceptable behaviours
The Role of the Wellbeing Committee
- To promote and support wellbeing programs, in particular ‘You Can Do It’
- To provide guidelines for dealing with students that display unacceptable behaviour
- To ensure that Individual Learning Improvement Plans for students are developed for students with special needs.
- To promote wellbeing issues and programs at a unit level
- To facilitate staff professional development about wellbeing issues
- To maintain records of plans in a central file in the school.
The Role of Units
- To be represented on the Wellbeing Team
- To develop and monitor Individual Learning Improvement Plans
- To support wellbeing issues and program recommendations
- To support and implement You Can Do It initiatives
- To report to the committee on matters that relate to welfare and wellbeing issues
- To promote positive student behaviours
The Role of Staff
- To provide a safe and caring environment for all members of the community
- To establish and maintain a supportive environment which is tolerant of individual differences, ideas and opinions
- To promote positive behaviours in all children through a variety of teaching and learning strategies
- To provide learning tasks and experiences that give children opportunities for success within a supportive risk-taking environment
- To maintain positive links between home and school
- To regularly discuss rules (classroom and School) with the children
- To identify children who are at risk and support them by developing Individual Learning Improvement Plans
- To acknowledge parents as partners in student learning by welcoming them, contacting and consulting with them on areas of concern and sharing with them their child’s successes and achievements.
- To support school-based assistance and School Services
- To implement weekly ‘You Can Do It’ lessons.
The Role of the Student
- To contribute to the classroom environment so that all children feel secure and safe
- To co-operatively support and develop classroom rules based on the principles of movement, talking, safety, learning, conflict and treatment
- To acknowledge and accept diversity in others
- To accept responsibility for their own actions and behaviours
- To utilise the Junior School Council as a forum for discussion and change
- To use the peer mediation as a way of resolving minor playground issues
- To act in a manner that develops mutual respect between students and staff
The Role of Parents
- To ensure children are punctual and attend school regularly
- To ensure that their children are well nourished and rested to enable them to participate in the rigours of an active school life
- To provide the school with relevant information that may pertain to their child’s wellbeing and learning at school
- To support the school with the wellbeing programs that are being implemented into the classrooms
- To contribute to the positive links between home and school
- To support the school in developing a positive learning environment for their child
Our Wellbeing Policy is supported by
- Big Hill Primary School Codes of Conduct
- Positive Behaviour Program
- Consequences that flow logically from the infringement of school rules
- Time Out Procedures
- Peer Mediation
- Junior School Council
- Out of Hours School Care
A Positive Behaviour Program
The school has in place a Positive Behaviour Program. Click on the link below to view the policy document.