Our Purpose and Values


Respect

 

Valuing all staff, students, parents and community members

Resilience

 

Being optimistic, developing perseverance and self management skills

Responsibility

 

Being accountable for one's own actions, resolving difficulties in a constructive and peaceful way, taking care of the environment

Relationships

 

Teamwork and tolerance between all school members

What we would like parents to do?

Talk about the school values with your children and what they mean for you as parents. Ask the children what they have been doing at school related to the values. Support our teachers by using the values as part of your interactions with your children.

The adults our students will need to become


Beaumaris Primary School STATEMENT OF VALUES AND SCHOOL PHILOSOPHY

Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to outline the values of our school community and explain the vision, mission and objectives of our school.

Policy

Beaumaris Primary is committed to providing a safe, supportive and inclusive environment for all students, staff and members of our community. Our school recognises the importance of the partnership between our school, parents and carers to support student learning, engagement and wellbeing. We share a commitment to, and a responsibility for, creating an inclusive and safe school environment for our students.
The programs and teaching at Beaumaris Primary support and promote the principles and practice of Australian democracy, including a commitment to:
    • elected government
    • the rule of law
    • equal rights for all before the law
    • freedom of religion
    • freedom of speech and association
    • the values of openness and tolerance

This policy outlines our school’s vision, mission, objective, values and expectations of our school community. This policy is available on our school website, our staff induction handbook, and enrolment/transition packs.
To celebrate and embed our Statement of Values and Philosophy in our school community, we
  • display posters and banners that promote our values in the school
  • celebrate our values in our school newsletter
  • provide awards and recognition for students who actively demonstrate our values
  •  discuss our values with students in the classroom. meetings and assemblies

Vision

Beaumaris Primary School’s vision is to empower our students to become adults who are self-responsible, think critically and who will thrive and make a positive contribution to the world in which they will live.


Mission

At Beaumaris Primary School we believe we have a responsibility to shape the fabric and identity of the school as a learning organisation which will meet the needs of contemporary learners.


Objective

Beaumaris Primary School’s objective is to:

  • provide an educational program that stimulates student’s curiosity and creativity

  • develop responsible and engaged life-long learners

  • encourage a strong, supportive partnership between home, the school and the community

  • foster tolerance, respect and acceptance of others

  • build each student’s resilience, courage and self-esteem

  • provide a curriculum that is rich and relevant and allows all students to succeed

Values

Beaumaris Primary School’s values are:

Respect: Valuing all staff, students, parents and community members

Resilience: Being optimistic, developing perseverance and self-management skills

Responsibility: Being accountable for one’s own actions, resolving difficulties in a constructive and peaceful way, taking care of the environment

Relationships: Teamwork and tolerance between all school members

These values are central to our school and how we operate:

 

Behavioural expectations

Beaumaris Primary acknowledges that the behaviour of staff, parents, carers and students has an impact on our school community and culture. We acknowledge a shared responsibility to create a positive learning environment for the children and young people at our school.

Principals and school leaders will:

  • model positive behaviour and effective leadership

  • communicate politely and respectfully with all members of the school community

  • work collaboratively to create a school environment where respectful and safe behaviour is expected of everyone

  • behave in a manner consistent with the standards of our profession and meet core responsibilities to provide safe and inclusive environments

  • plan, implement and review our work to ensure the care, safety, security and general wellbeing of all students at school

  • identify and support students who are or may be at risk

  • do our best to ensure every child achieves their personal and learning potential

  • work with parents to understand their child’s needs and, where necessary, adapt the learning environment accordingly

  • respond appropriately when safe and inclusive behaviour is not demonstrated and implement appropriate interventions and sanctions when required

  • inform parents of the school’s communication and complaints procedures

  • ask any person who is acting in an offensive, intimidating or otherwise inappropriate way to leave the school grounds 

 
 Teachers and non-teaching school staff will:
  • model positive behaviour to students consistent with the standards of our profession
  • communicate politely and respectfully with all members of the school community
  • proactively engage with parents about student outcomes
  • work with parents to understand the needs of each student and, where necessary, adapt the learning environment accordingly
  • work collaboratively with parents to improve learning and wellbeing outcomes for students with additional needs
  • communicate with the principal and school leaders in the event we anticipate or face any tension or challenging behaviours from parents
  • treat all members of the school community with respect
 
 Parents and carers will:
  • model positive behaviour to our child
  • communicate politely and respectfully with all members of the school community
  • ensure our child attends school on time, every day the school is open for instruction
  • take an interest in our child’s school and learning
  • work with the school to achieve the best outcomes for our child
  • communicate constructively with the school and use expected processes and protocols when raising concerns
  • support school staff to maintain a safe learning environment for all students
  • follow the school’s processes for communication with staff and making complaints
  • treat all school leaders, staff, students, and other members of the school community with respect
 
 Students will:
  • model positive behaviour to other students
  • communicate politely and respectfully with all members of the school community
  • comply with and model school values
  • behave in a safe and responsible manner
  • respect ourselves, other members of the school community and the school environment
  • actively participate in school
  • not disrupt the learning of others and make the most of our educational opportunities
 
 Community members will:
  • model positive behaviour to the school community
  • treat other members of the school community with respect
  • support school staff to maintain a safe and inclusive learning environment for all students
  • utilise the school’s processes for communication with staff and submitting complaints

Unreasonable behaviours

Schools are not public places, and the Principal has the right to permit or deny entry to school grounds.

Unreasonable behaviour that is demonstrated by school staff, parents, carers, students or members of our school community will not be tolerated at school, or during school activities.

 

Unreasonable behaviour includes:

  • speaking or behaving in a rude, manipulative, aggressive or threatening way, either in person, via electronic communication or social media, or over the telephone

  • the use or threat of violence of any kind, including physically intimidating behaviour such as aggressive hand gestures or invading another person’s personal space

  • sending demanding, rude, confronting or threatening letters, emails or text messages

  • sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic or derogatory comments

  • the use of social media or public forums to make inappropriate or threatening remarks about the school, staff or students

 

Harassment, bullying, violence, aggression, threatening behaviour and unlawful discrimination are unacceptable and will not be tolerated at our school.

 

Unreasonable behaviour and/or failure to uphold the principles of this Statement of Values and School Philosophy may lead to further investigation and the implementation of appropriate consequences by the school Principal.

At the Principal’s discretion, unreasonable behaviour may be managed by:

  • requesting that the parties attend mediation or counselling sessions

  • implementing specific communication protocols

  • written warnings

  • conditions of entry to school grounds or school activities

  • exclusion from school grounds or attendance at school activities

  • reports to Victoria Police

  • legal action

Inappropriate student behaviour will be managed in according with our school’s Student Wellbeing and Engagement Policy and Bullying Prevention Policy.

 

Our Statement of Values and School Philosophy ensures that everyone in our school community will be treated with fairness and respect. In turn, we will strive to create a school that is inclusive and safe, where everyone is empowered to participate and learn.

Further information and resources

http://beaups.vic.edu.au/uploaded_files/media/student_engagement_and_inclusion_policy_2016_.pdf

http://beaups.vic.edu.au/uploaded_files/media/statement_of_commitment_to_child_safety_2016.pdf

http://beaups.vic.edu.au/uploaded_files/media/child_safety_code_of_conduct_1.pdf

 

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