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Our School Rules and Acceptable Behaviour

Our school community has identified the following value based rules to teach and promote our high standards of responsible behaviour.

  • Be Safe 

  • Be Responsible

  • Be Respectful 

  • Be a Learner

Respect for Ourselves    
 ·      Strive for personal best
 ·      Take responsibility for your own actions and property
 ·      Actively manage personal wellbeing (healthy mind, healthy body)
 ·      Adhere to the School Dress Code.
 
Respect for Others     
·      Be fair and compassionate
·      Use polite and appropriate language at all times. (Swearing will not be tolerated.)
·      Treat the property of others with respect.
·      Recognise personal space (Hands Off Program)
           – Port Curtis Road State School is a strictly HANDS  OFF school.
·      Accept views and opinions of others.
·      Be positive in building relationships (Care and Share)
 
Respect for Learning
·      Take pride in your learning environment.
·      Manage time and resources.
·      Engage in all learning opportunities.
·      Ensure your behaviour allows yourself and others to learn.

       

Responsible Behaviour Plan for Students

Working in partnership the Port Curtis Road State School community is committed to promoting and supporting the expectation of better behaviour and better learning as a shared responsibility to ensure a safe supportive learning environment. Our School Responsible Behaviour Plan will enable staff, parents/caregivers and students to work together to:

  •  Promote a school environment that allows positive aspirations, relationships and values to develop.
  • Foster mutual respect.
  • Encourage all students to take responsibility for their own behaviour and the consequences of their actions.
  • Emphasize the importance of the right to a safe, tolerant and disciplined learning environment.

  

Positive Behaviour Level System   

 Prep to Year 6 -Education Queensland’s Code of School Behaviour stipulates a Responsible Behaviour System be adopted for all schools. Port Curtis Road State School’s Behaviour Level System aims to track student progress whilst providing motivation towards positive behavioural choices. Students value recognition for responsible and positive behaviour. They also recognise and acknowledge fair and consistent consequences for poor behaviour; this system provides both in that it encourages students to take responsibility for their own movement through the five tracking levels. A committee consisting of the Port Curtis Road State School staff will meet fortnightly to monitor student movement through the Behaviour Level Tracking System.

 

Level
Explanation of Levels.
GOLD

Gold level students have demonstrated highly responsible behaviour and participate in both school and community service.

SILVER

Silver level students have demonstrated very responsible behaviour and participate in both school and community service.

GREEN

All students enter the system at this level. Green level students have demonstrated responsible behaviour and usually follow the school rules. They may have been referred to the office on occasion (see Minor/Major Behaviour Continuum) however demonstrate responsible behaviour and actions on re-entry into the classroom.

AMBER

This level includes students who have had frequent adverse behaviour reports and/or detentions. Behaviours demonstrated may be deemed critical. Students who have returned from suspension and have operated for two weeks on Red Level also fit into this category. These students will be on a Responsible Behaviour Plan for a fortnight and after this period of time may apply for a level up should their behaviour be deemed satisfactory. For those students whose behaviour has been deemed unsatisfactory, they will be required to review their Responsible Behaviour Plan for an additional two weeks.

RED

These students have demonstrated behaviours that put the safety and learning of themselves and others at risk. Continual interventions have failed to encourage the student to act responsibly. Alternatively, critical, serious or dangerous behaviour exhibited by students on ANY level will result in being moved to RED level. Students will be placed on a negotiated Responsible Behaviour Plan for two weeks. At the end of the fortnight, students who have demonstrated responsible behaviour will move to the Amber level, from which after 2 more weeks, they may apply to move up. . For those students whose behaviour has been deemed unsatisfactory, they will be required to review their Responsible Behaviour Plan for an additional two weeks.

 DUE TO THE LEVEL OF RISK, RED LEVEL STUDENTS WILL NOT PARTICIPATE IN SCHOOL REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES, INTERSCHOOL SPORT, SCHOOL DANCES, EXCURSIONS, CAMPS ETC.

 

 STUDENT MOVEMENT THROUGH THE SYSTEM

Upward movement is determined by considering student ‘level-up’ applications. Students on Red or Amber levels must successfully complete their Responsible Behaviour Plan before they are eligible to Level Up.

 Steps involved in levelling up:

  1. Students complete a ‘level up’ form. (All teachers have these forms) Prep and Year 1 students have these forms completed with the assistance of their class teacher.

  2. The classroom teacher and one other teacher or teacher aide must sign the form.

  3. Students submit the form to the Behaviour Management Committee.

  4. Behaviour Management Committee considers applications on a fortnightly basis.

  5. Classroom teacher informs students of the outcomes.

 Level Down:

Downward movement is determined by consideration of the behaviour forms completed by staff members and presented to the Principal.

 Serious, Critical or Dangerous Behaviour:

  1. Staff record student inappropriate behaviour and refer student to the Principal via Behaviour Report Form.

  2. Principal takes action and student is moved to the Red Level.

  3. Staff is informed of actions.

  4. Parents/caregivers are notified that student’s level has been downgraded.

 Repetitive Behaviour:

  1. Staff record student inappropriate behaviour and refer student to the Principal via Behaviour form should the incident be deemed of such a degree of seriousness by consideration of the Minor/Major Behaviour Continuum.

  2. Principal decides on course of action: (time out, detention, warning, or return to class)

  3. Behaviour is noted on One School.

  4. If student receives three (3) adverse reports in one week, the student may be referred to the Behaviour Management Committee for Level down consideration.