• Child Safe:

    ‘Our Child Safe Policy demonstrates the strong commitment of Allansford and District Primary School to the care, safety and wellbeing of all students at our school.

    Child Safe policies align with our ‘Duty of Care’ and provide an outline of the related policies, procedures and strategies developed to keep students safe from harm, including all forms of abuse in our school environment, online and in other locations provided by the school.’

    Positive Behaviour Matrix:

    The school aims to provide a positive, stimulating, secure, safe, happy and caring environment conducive to optimal learning, where mutual cooperation and respect is evident.

     We give regular thought to how values can be used to support the child as a reflective learner and promote quality teaching and learning.

     As a school community we believe that the ethos of the school should be built on a foundation of values.

     The values we focus on are: Be Safe – Be Responsible – Be Respectful – Be A Learner

     All classrooms develop a ‘Positive Behaviour Matrix’ that clearly outlines the behavioural expectations of our students in a variety of school settings.

     We seek to help build self- confidence, self- esteem and resilience in order for our students to approach future life experiences, opportunities and challenges with self-assurance and energy.

     Our focus is on expectations rather than rules, consequences rather than punishments and problem solving rather that conflict.

    Our dialogue with children is characterised by expressions such as getting along, cooperation and respect.

     At Allansford and District Primary School we believe that a positive school culture underpins the effectiveness of our teaching and learning.

    We work hard to build a safe and supportive school environment, where respectful relationships are paramount.

     We believe in actively teaching behaviours of resilience and strategies for social & emotional intelligence. We provide opportunities for student leadership; encourage student input and link students to enrichment activities that build on their strengths. Positive behaviour and personal growth is celebrated. Parents/carers are encouraged to have a voice.

     We work to achieve whole school engagement by:

     Prevention Programs

    •  Learn to Learn Program
    •  School House Program
    •  School Buddies Program
    • Life Education Program
    • Student Action Learning Teams (SALT’s)
    •  Individual Education Plans (IEP)

     Intervention Programs

    • Student Support Services (Speech Pathologist-Psychologist-Social Worker)
    • Kids Hope Mentoring Program

     We are dedicated to ensuring that our students are safe, smart users of technology. Our Learning to Learn Program, implemented across the school at the start of Term 1 each year, is a vital part of setting up a classroom culture of respect, co-operation and positive relationships. We provide a child centred, developmentally appropriate learning environment that recognises, fosters and promotes the intellectual, social, emotional and physical development of each child. We understand that many children have unique wellbeing and learning needs and we are committed to addressing these needs.

     We have a clear Student Engagement Policy and support the DET strategy ‘Safe Schools are Effective Schools’. This highlights that every student has the right to feel safe from bullying at school. Bullying is when someone, or a group of people, upset or create a risk to another person’s health and safety – either psychologically or physically – or their property, reputation or social acceptance on more than one occasion.

     Cyber bullying is bullying that is carried out through an internet service, such as email, chat room, discussion group or instant messaging. It can also include bullying through mobile phone technologies such as short messaging service (SMS). Examples of cyber bullying include teasing, spreading rumours online, ending unwanted messages, or defamation.”

     All forms of bullying, whether it is physical, verbal or cyber are not tolerated at any level in Allansford & District Primary School. When they arise they are dealt with firmly and promptly.