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Behaviour Policy and Contract


International Students Behaviour Policy & Contract

 

Behaviour Management

Managing behaviour relies on consistently applying both our school's behaviour plan and strategies to promote positive student behaviour.

At Waitākiri School:

  • Teachers maintain positive learning environments and relationships with students.

  • We make a clear statement of acceptable and unacceptable behaviour known to all staff, parents, and students.

  • All members of the school, including the students themselves, have a responsibility to recognise bullying and to take action when they are aware of it happening.

  • We consistently apply our behaviour plan in all cases of unacceptable behaviour.  See our Mucked Up, Own Up, Put it Right, Move On poster for more information.

  • Staff are trained in managing challenging behaviour and use de-escalation techniques if a student's behaviour is becoming out of control and/or poses a danger to themselves or others. Physical restraint is used only in an emergency situation, and only according to our physical restraint guidelines.

  • The school actions the procedures outlined by the Ministry of Education for the stand-down, suspension, or exclusion of students, in cases of extreme and persistent behaviour.

  • Individual programmes and strategies for students with particular behaviour difficulties are devised with parents and staff, and outside agencies if necessary, and these students may be dealt with outside the school's behaviour plan.

  • Seclusion, and corporal punishment, are not used at this school. See Care and Management of Students.

 

Parents' concerns about student behaviour

If a parent has a concern about an incident at school, the parent should contact the school and the school will deal with the concern. The school believes that parents should not approach other students or parents about school behaviour incidents.

In cases of extreme and persistent behaviour, the school actions the procedures outlined by the Ministry of Education for the stand-down, suspension, or exclusion of students.

 

I have read the above Behaviour Policy and Guidelines, or had them read to me.  I understand that International Students and their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) will abide by these rules.

 

…………………………………………. Child’s name (child to write name)

……………………………………………..….. Parent(s) name

…………………………………………..……..Parent signature  

………………………….... Date