PurposeThe purpose of this policy is to outline the values of our school community and explain the vision, mission and objectives of our school.
PolicyBeaumaris 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.
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.
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.
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
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:
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
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
conditions of entry to school grounds or school activities
exclusion from school grounds or attendance at school activities
reports to Victoria Police
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.
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