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Parent Information Night 2013

STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT

 It is essential that children at school feel safe and supported… that they experience mutually respectful relationships in order that they may learn. So the Student Code of Conduct is a very important document in the school. The Student Code of Conduct is essentially a hierarchy of guidelines comprising School Values, Rights & Responsibilities and Protocols. All children are familiar with these guidelines and have agreed to be safe respectful learners.

School Values

Respect

We want our community

•    to recognise and appreciate diversity

•    to value the contributions of others

•    to cooperate with and care for others

Learning

We want our community

•    to continually reflect upon learning to learn

•    to learn collaboratively and individually

•    to engage in learning with a sense of curiosity

•    to derive a sense of enjoyment through the process of learning

•    to take risks and meet challenges

Sense of Community

We want our community

•    to nurture and develop a sense of pride in, and belonging to, the Princes Hill Primary School

community

•    to promote partnerships between all members of our community

•    to interact positively within the negotiated rights and responsibilities of the school

•    to be connected to and involved within a local and global context

 

Rights and Responsibilities

•    Everyone has the right to be safe

•    Everyone has the right to be treated with respect, fairness and kindness

•    Everyone has the right to learn

 

Student Protocols

•    We listen

•    Our words are kind

•    We do our best and help others to do their best

•    We move and play safely

•    We look after ourselves, others and our environment

 

In talking to children about the Student Code of Conduct we have highlighted behaviours which are completely unacceptable explaining that bullying is when someone, or a group of people, upset or create a risk to another person’s health and safety – psychologically or physically, or to their property, reputation or social acceptance on more than one occasion.  Bullies are people who deliberately set out to intimidate, exclude, threaten and/or hurt others repeatedly.

There are four broad types of bullying:

Direct physical bullying: includes hitting, kicking, tripping, spitting, pinching and pushing or damaging property. It also includes the threat of physical harm, e.g. large groups of people surrounding someone.

Direct verbal bullying: includes name calling, put downs, insults, teasing people about their race, gender, religion, appearance, family or friends.

Indirect bullying: is designed to harm someone’s social reputation and/or cause humiliation. Indirect bullying includes:

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