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Behaviour management

A proactive approach

It is the aim of our school to create a culture of positivity whilst communicating expectations for behaviour. In order to achieve this vision, we are committed to a School wide positive behaviour system (SWPBS).

We are a large school community and, as such, acknowledge the importance of having a consistent understanding of our Security, health relationships, integrity, nurturing and excellence (SHINE) values and what they look like, sound like and feel like every day. SHINE is the essence of who we are. SWPBS provides a structure for us to unpack our joint understanding of our SHINE values.

It is a process for actively teaching our students two things -

social skills and academic expectations.

As a community, these are the skills and expectations we believe are vital in making our SHINE values a reality.

Responsible behaviour

The staff at this school recognise that all children have the right to learn and all teachers have the right to teach in a physically safe and emotionally stable environment. We recognise that children require guidelines in which to operate and that learning is optimised when learners feel safe and happy. For these reasons, the school has developed a Responsible behaviour plan (PDF, 97 KB).

At the commencement of each year, individual classes develop their own expectations for responsible classroom behaviour based on our SHINE values which gives the children ownership and a clear understanding of what is expected. This plan is communicated to parents at the beginning of the school year.

We also use the Responsible thinking process (PDF, 93 KB) on occasions when students need guidance to make better decisions around behaviour.

Discipline Audit

We are very proud of our results on the 2014 discipline audit (PDF, 199KB) which affirmed our current practice and informs future direction.  For further information about the effectiveness of behaviour management at Warwick West State School please read the executive summary (PDF, 283KB) of our audit and the auditor's overall profile (PDF, 176KB) of discipline at our school.