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Welfare Policy

RATIONALE

At St Joseph’s we recognise the uniqueness of each child and promote the values of Christian living. As a community of faith we will encourage relationships based on justice, love and peace.

Our school community, students, staff and parents have both individual and shared rights and responsibilities so that all may experience a warm, trustful and just community where each person is treated with the regard due to them as an individual.

 

POLICY STATEMENT

Student Welfare encompasses everything the school does to meet the personal, social and learning of its students. It involves recognizing, valuing and developing each student as a total unique person in the context of society.

At St Joseph’s it is recognised that many student welfare issues are dealt with incidentally and informally by staff within the everyday operation of the school. To ensure that a comprehensive range of welfare practices are implemented a structured approach is taken.

 

SCHOOL RULES -Making Jesus Real

  • Be respectful
  • Be responsible
  • Be a learner

At St Joseph’s our aim is to comprehensively recognise all of the good and positive actions, attitudes and results that take place each school day that are deemed by the staff to be worthy of merit.

Students are recognised and rewarded for positive behaviours both informally and formally through;

  • Positive talk and praise
  • Merit Certificates
  • Special Privilege Awards
  • House Points

 

PROCEDURES FOR RESPONDING TO INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOUR

  1. Corrective Strategies. Informal Detention or Time Out may be implemented.
  2. Restorative Justice procedures
  3. Discussion with the school executive. 
  4. If behaviour continues formal detention carried out
  5. Parents contacted and/or interviewed
  6. Decision made regarding the use of school counsellor.
  7. Behaviour Management Plan established, implemented and monitored
  8. Suspension Considered and CEO consulted.
  9. Continuing extreme behaviours result in Suspension or Expulsion.

 

St Joseph’s Primary School Student Welfare Policy                                  2017