Behaviour Management is a process used to guide behaviour choices towards self-control and self-direction. This enables individuals to achieve the best possible educational and personal development outcomes. These processes can be both preventative and reactive, and may result in either positive or negative consequences.
Our Guiding Principle – Respect
Grace Lutheran Primary School follows the guiding principle of RESPECT. From this principle are taken our three school rules of:
- We Respect Ourselves
- We Respect Others
- We Respect the Environment.
Beliefs About Behaviour Management
- Proactive approaches to behaviour management are an important first step
- teaching strategies and classroom management
- positive reinforcement
- Choices and consequences
- Righting wrongs and restoring relationships
- Communication between school and home.
What Is Bullying?
Our school defines bullying as the deliberate, repeated, conscious desire to hurt, threaten or frighten someone else. This can be done physically, verbally, electronically or through the use of non-verbal behaviours such as intimidation, threatening signs or exclusion.
The following behaviours are considered to be unacceptable and when carried out in a deliberate and repeated manner are considered to be acts of bullying:
- hitting, punching, pushing others
- interfering with other people’s property
- using offensive, harmful or obscene language
- repeated teasing
- calling names
- excluding others
- cyber bulling.
Beliefs About Bullying
We understand that bullying can take place at any time and in any place.
- Everyone has the right to feel safe and secure in the school environment.
- To enable bullying to be minimised and eliminated, it must be reported and dealt with.
- It is the responsibility of students, staff and parents to provide a positive culture where bullying is not accepted.