(This page contains excerpts from the Student Behaviour Support Policy. The entire policy is available as a download at the bottom of this page)
This Student Behaviour Support policy has an accent on understanding behaviours rather than simply reacting to them. It places emphasis on relationships, personal responsibility and choice. It is proactive and preventative in nature and strives to create a positive culture in the College. It provides opportunities for reconciliation and redirection for students to allow for new beginnings.
Student Behaviour Support is a cooperative process involving students, staff and parents in the progressive development of responsible citizens. St Augustine’s College community models and practises fair, equitable and non-discriminatory language and behaviours. We use safe and legal procedures.
Through this policy the StAC Community fosters:
The StAC community believes that every person should be treated with dignity and respect and will be provided with fair and just processes. The following values, taken from the College Statement of Values, will be applied to the implementation of this policy.
An important element of the student behaviour support process is Program Achieve, You Can Do it! Which is a program with the goal of providing students with the foundations for achievement and success in school, work and life – today and in the world of tomorrow. We work with the students to build the culture of the College as one where students are keen to do their best, willing to give things a go, get along with others, believe in themselves and their ability, and have the resilience to bounce back when faced with set backs and challenges.
The Keys to Success that the program focuses on are: Confidence, Persistence, Organisation and Getting Along (with Resilience underpinning it all). Teachers across the College work with the students to develop these foundations, and they underpin some reporting and awards schemes.
Students sometimes choose to engage in bullying or harassing behaviour which is clearly at odds with the values and code of conduct promoted and accepted in this College. These instances are taken seriously and a comprehensive anti bullying strategy has been developed to address this sort of behaviour.
Bullying is when a person is exposed repeatedly and over time to acts of aggression – physical, verbal or indirect / psychological – with the intent to cause embarrassment, pain or discomfort to another. Bullying usually involves an abuse of power by an individual or a group.
Bullying can take many forms, all of which cause distress. We consider the following behaviour to be bullying:
At St Augustine’s College we will:
Incidents of bullying can be reported to any staff member by students, their friends and their parents.
When a bullying incident is reported or observed, we use the following strategies to deal with the occurrence:
The staff will be responsible for implementing this procedure and ensuring that incidents of bullying are dealt with in a manner consistent with the policy and as soon as possible after it is reported or observed.
Student Behaviour Support Policy
Staying Safe at StAC.pdf