Your child's best behaviour and best effort are expected at all times. Our classroom operates towards the elevation of independence and development of higher order thinking skills. The children are expected to make decisions and construct solutions to problems, using their own intuition and resourcefulness. We want to foster learners with skills and strategies to approach new experiences and devise solutions to challenges. Consistency within this process will be achieved by use of a Classroom Monitoring File which will go to specialist classes for each session.
Behaviour Management In addition to the whole school Behaviour Management Policy, which can be found on the school website, we have a negotiated and group set of Classroom Agreements which are on display in both classrooms. These Agreements are based on four social understandings;
. Show respect for self, others, property & the environment . Take responsibility for your own actions & learning . Be tolerant of others & keep resilience levels high . Remain positive, motivate your classmates & have fun
In addition to this, we follow a set of expectations which guide our group decision making. Mutual Respect: Respect for each other, adults and children, respect for property and belongings and respect for ourselves. Listening: With our whole bodies, eye contact, no fidgeting. No put downs: We say only positive things to each other and to ourselves. There is no place for nasty or negative talk. Right to Pass/Participate: Everyone has the right to join in every learning activity without being distracted. In addition the children have the right to pass if they feel uncomfortable about answering a question in front of others. Positive incentives will include house points, merit awards, stickers and various activities within the classroom.