Behaviour Management

Behaviour PolicyThe Behaviour Management in Schools (BMIS) Plan assists in providing a happy, safe and positive learning environment, which develops students’ positive personal and interpersonal skills and encourages them to know and accept appropriate boundaries. It also enables teachers to exercise their responsibility to teach effectively.

Student responsibilities include knowing the school rules, being responsible for their actions, treating others respectfully and with courtesy, ensuring that they display good manners and a positive attitude and make a genuine effort to learn and achieve their personal best.

Staff responsibilities include modelling respectful and courteous behaviour, establishing positive teacher-student relationships, providing clear, consistent and achievable standards for behaviour, ensuring good organisation and well planned teaching and learning programs and establishing and maintaining communication structures with parents.

Parent and carers’ responsibilities include ensuring the physical and emotional condition of their child is at an optimum level for effective learning, ensuring that their child is dressed in the school uniform and wears appropriate footwear, developing their child’s respect for the rights and property of others and respect and adherence to the school and bus rules.

School rules are created to protect the rights and responsibilities of students, staff and parents / carers. At Chapman Valley Primary School we have three overarching rules, which align to our overarching value of kindness, and a number of sub-rules that fall under each overarching rule. Our three overarching rules are:

  1. We are kind to others.
  2. We are kind to the environment.
  3. We are kind to ourselves.

The behaviour code on school buses is a  direct extension of the school’s three overarching rules. The school has many strategies in place that encourage and celebrate students who behave appropriately and consequences for those who make inappropriate behaviour choices.

At times, inappropriate behaviour at school may have external factors such as health problems, issues at home or diet changes, to name a few examples. Parents can assist in this regard by discussing any such changes in circumstances with the classroom teacher or principal.

The Principal regularly communicates with staff and students regarding behaviour. The CVPS BMIS Plan and the Behaviour Management: Information For Parents booklet are both available from the front office.