Our school fosters a warm, supportive environment where students can be happy and where optimal learning can take place. A major part of the teacher’s role is to ensure that children will learn and develop within their school environment by managing disruptive behaviour that hinders their success and enjoyment of learning. It is also expected that students will respect the teachers’ fundamental right to teach without disruptive behaviours hindering his/her success and enjoyment of teaching. We also acknowledge that if students are to become productive members of society, teachers must help them to develop responsibility for their actions by both teaching explicitly and practising problem solving skills.
The establishment of good discipline in our school depends upon both school personnel and parents working towards the same goals and insisting on acceptable standards of behaviour being maintained for the enhanced outcomes of our students and our school. Our strategy is grounded in the belief that the practices and behaviours of teachers and other adults within the school can, and do, influence student behaviours. The systems that constitute our strategy aim towards ensuring that staff practices include a range of approaches and are deliberately chosen in response to data based interpretations about the actual behaviours of students in the school.
An integral facet of Swayneville State Schoolis the explicit teaching of expected behaviours. Our common values have been encapsulated in our school motto ‘As we grow we shall learn’. The school expectations based on these values are detailed across all school contexts within the Behaviour Expectations.
At Swayneville State School the Behaviour Expectations (rules) are:
1. Be Safe
2. Be Responsible
3. Be Respectful
4. Be a Learner