Staff and students at St. Anne’s continually assess and develop behaviour management policies. As the school has developed and grown in size, we have continued to search for better ways to ensure a safe, secure and happy environment which best enables each child to live, learn and flourish.
We value the dignity of each individual as a child of God and we seek to reflect this in our behaviour management which is based on Christ-like values and responsibilities of children, parents and teachers.
We take the stance that no child’s behaviour be allowed to interfere with a teacher’s right to teach or a child’s right to learn. In particular, we believe that students who are making good choices, should be praised and affirmed for their pro-social behaviour and that the students who break rules and display antisocial behaviour should experience ‘natural justice’ as a consequence of their actions. We also believe that the support of parents is important in effective behaviour management and that teachers should provide a positive, caring and consistent environment within their classroom.
In each classroom the teacher establishes classroom behaviour guidelines with the students and the progressive stages in positive and negative consequences are clearly posted in the classroom.