Positive Behaviour Continuums
Dear Parents/ Carers,
We have worked very hard this year to develop our new Positive Behaviour Continuums in order to be more specific about the types of behaviours that we are teaching to and expecting of the students here at Westgrove PS.
Attached to this message are the continuums which are divided into a Prep continuum, one for Years 1/2, another for Years 3/4 and another for Years 5/6. This is to show an expectation of growth and maturity as the students move through the primary school setting.
We would like to encourage you to talk through the continuums and the expectations with your children and help support us with them. The teachers are working to explicitly teach some of the skills that the children struggle with and, with support from home, we know that we can continue to build a culture where children can be safe, be respectful and be a learner.
We are working to help the students understand that there are logical and natural consequences for not following the expectations as there would be in society for not following rules or structures. We are also working to help the children problem-solve situations and build their resiliency as these are very important life-long skills for schooling and adult life. We believe the work starts here through a strong and supportive partnership between school and home.
At this stage, these documents are DRAFT versions. As a result, we are seeking feedback from you and the students regarding the content, how things are worded and the like. With this input we can ensure that these documents suit the specific needs of our students and our community. If you would like to provide feedback, please send an email to the Westgrove account, which is listed on the website.
We are continuing to work to create an environment that exemplifies the values of respect, empathy, honesty, perseverance and inclusivity. These values define our behaviours and underpin all decision making. We are committed to ensuring that we treat one another and the environment with respect, are honest in our endeavours and interactions, persevere to achieve our goals, demonstrate empathy for all members of our community and at all times embrace inclusive practices.
Using these continuums will assist with this work. We look forward to your feedback and continued support.
For each level's matrix please go to READ MORE