VISION AND VALUES
Deer Park North Primary School recognises the importance of the partnership between schools and parents to support student learning, engagement and wellbeing. We share a commitment to, and a responsibility for, ensuring inclusive, safe and orderly environments for children and young people. We are committed to a Values Based Education which will promote Positive Behaviours & Expectations for all. During 2016 the school community worked closely together to evaluate our vision and values.
After much consultation we determined - Our Behaviour Purpose Statement –
At Deer Park North Primary School we strive to provide an inclusive, supportive & safe learning environment by empowering all students to care for themselves, others, their learning & their school.
Our School and Community beliefs about behaviours and learning are supported by our School Values. We have determined four Core Values that reflect a common understanding within out School community.
- Be Respectful - Being someone who accepts the obligation to do something
- Be Empathetic - Being someone who considers the feelings of self and others
- Be Your Best - Being someone who does what is necessary to is considerate of others and values the environment
- Resilient - Being someone who copes with and recovers quickly from difficult situations
Our Statement of Values acknowledges that parents and school staff are strongly motivated to do their best for every child. Everyone has the right to differing opinions and views and to raise concerns, as long as we do this respectfully as a community working together. As members of the Deer Park North Primary School community we support the schools values in the following ways:
As principals and school leaders, we will:
- Work collaboratively to create a school environment where respectful and safe conduct is expected of everyone.
- Behave in a manner consistent with the standards of our profession and meet core responsibilities to provide inclusive, safe and orderly environments.
- Plan, implement and monitor arrangements to ensure the care, safety, security and general wellbeing of all students in attendance at the school is protected.
- Identify and support students who are or may be at risk.
- Do our best to ensure every child achieves their personal and learning potential.
- Work with parents to understand their child’s needs and, where necessary, adapt the learning environment accordingly.
- Respond appropriately when inclusive, safe or orderly behaviour is not demonstrated and implement appropriate interventions and sanctions when required.
- Make known to parents the school’s communication and complaints procedures.
- Ask any person who is acting in an offensive or disorderly way to leave the school grounds.
As Teachers and all non-teaching staff, we will:
- Model positive behaviour to students consistent with the standards of our profession.
- Proactively engage with parents about student outcomes.
- Work with parents to understand the needs of each student and, where necessary, adapt the learning environment accordingly.
- Work collaboratively with parents to improve learning and wellbeing outcomes for students with additional needs.
- Communicate with the principal and school leaders in the event we anticipate or face any tension or challenging behaviours from parents.
- Treat all members of the school community with respect.
As Parents, we will:
- Model positive behaviour to our child.
- Ensure our child attends school on time, every day the school is open for instruction.
- Take an interest in our child’s school and learning.
- Work with the school to achieve the best outcomes for our child.
- Communicate constructively with the school and use expected processes and protocols when raising concerns.
- Support school staff to maintain a safe learning environment for all students.
- Follow the school’s complaints processes if there are complaints.
- Treat all school leaders, staff, students, and other members of the school community with respect.
As Students, we will:
- Model positive behaviour to other students.
- Comply with and model school values.
- Behave in a safe and responsible manner.
- Respect ourselves, other members of the school community and the school environment.
- Actively participate in school.
- Not disrupt the learning of others and make the most of our educational opportunities.
As Community MEMBERS, We will:
- Model positive behaviour to the school community.
- Treat other members of the school community with respect.
- Support school staff to maintain a safe and orderly learning environment for all students.
- Utilise the school’s communications policy to communicate with the school.
Expectations for behaviours for students and staff are clearly aligned to the school values. The Expected Behaviours Matrix was developed during 2016 and is currently under review. Expected behaviours are explicitly taught and are embedded in our everyday practices and interactions with our community.