Playground behaviour management
The playground behaviour management policy is in force before school, at morning and afternoon breaks and after school.
- To ensure a safe and caring school environment.
- To develop student’s self-discipline and individual responsibility for their own actions.
- To develop children’s problem-solving strategies and conflict-resolution skills.
- Keep hands, feet and other objects to yourself.
- Follow adult’s directions immediately.
Consequences: (A) Positive
- “Congratulations Cards” are placed in house boxes and earn house points (20).
- Teachers will give out these cards on duty.
- Once a week on assembly prizes are awarded to 1 student who has received a “Congratulations Card” that week (random draw).
Consequences: (B) Negative
- Inappropriate behaviour is sighted by teacher, admitted by student or physical evidence exists to prove it.
- Students who display inappropriate behaviour receive a “warning” except if the behaviour involves deliberate.
- Physical aggression when no warning is given. Time out is the immediate consequence.
- Time out means the student must go to the designated “Time-out” area near the Staffroom for the lunch break.
- After 3 separate sessions of Time-out, he/she will contact a parent in the presence of the Principal and Class. Teacher to discuss the problem.
- After 4 sessions of Time out, his/her participation in the playground will be reduced for a full week (i.e. 5 consecutive playtimes in “Time-out”). Compulsory parent interview and Guidance Officer/Support Teacher - Learning Disability involvement.
- Slate wiped clean at the end of the term.