The student code of conduct contains the following principles concerning the rights of members of the school community:
- The right to be safe.
- The right to be treated with respect.
- The right to learn, work and play without interference.
We believe all members of the school community have the right to work and learn in an environment that respects these rights and upholds the value of the individual. Teachers’ selective use of preventative strategies lessens the frequency, severity and escalation of inappropriate behaviours. A planned intervention program developed around choices and logical consequences is implemented at both a classroom and whole-school level to assist the behavioural education of students.
Croydon Hills Primary School is proud to be a fully accredited partnership school with the Resilience Project, to support the mental health of our students.
The Resilience Project aims to teach positive mental health strategies and to deliver practical strategies to build resilience, with a particular focus on gratitude, empathy, mindfulness and emotional literacy. The program focuses on equipping students with the skills and knowledge to be healthy, happy, resilient young people.
The Resilience Project curriculum is integrated throughout the school from Prep to Year 6. The students each have resilience journals that work in conjunction with teacher resources, and provide students with an opportunity to practise the techniques and strategies and reflect on their learning. Students engage in a range of activities and evidence-based approaches to build resilience, in order to develop mental health.
The Buddy System is between the Preps and the Year 5s and helps to:
• Ease transition of younger students.
• Build relationships between peers.
• Provide activities that develop pro-social skills.
• Encourage leadership, responsibility and respect in older students.
• Enable younger children to feel safe and cared for while older children feel valued and respected.
• Foster a sense of whole school community.
• Extend or enhance a peer support structure already implemented at the school eg The Resilience Project.