“Better Learning, Better Behaviour”
We have introduced numerous processes to acknowledge excellent behaviour in class and in the playground. Please take some time and discuss this with your child. When students, staff and parents/carers have realistic, consistent, high level expectations..... students are supported to achieve their very best results.
4 School Rules
Kippa-Ring State School has four rules that are broken down to include specific rules for classrooms, the playground and off site activities.
High Five Strategy
At Kippa-Ring State School, we teach all students the “High-Five”. This is a physical prompt (hand sign) to remember strategies to assist in the appropriate management of conflict. Each strategy is taught individually and students learn skills to deal with problems in a systematic, constructive way.
Our “Kippa-Paw” program rewards students who are on task, doing their best and displaying quality interpersonal behaviours.
Managing Unacceptable Behaviour
If students display unacceptable behaviour, whether in class or at play, a range of consequences are applied. Some examples of these include:
Level 1 Inappropriate Behaviours
- Littering — Pick up papers
- No hat — No outside play
- Out of bounds — Time out / red seat
- Rough/ silly play — Time out / red seat
- Eating out of area—Time out / red seat
Level 2 Inappropriate Behaviours
Swearing, minor physical such as pushing, verbal harassment and refusing to follow staff directions may result in an exit.
Playground misbehaviour may result in detention. The student attends a 20 minute session in the Reflection Room during lunch break. During detention time, students write a plan for how they can make better choices.
If students receive several detentions in a week, they may be referred to “Managed Play”. Managed Play is an opportunity to eat and play in a structured environment.
Level 3 Inappropriate Behaviours
Such as abusing a staff member, serious physical assault or vandalism will not be tolerated. Aggressive or oppositional behaviour will result in a range of consequences which may include alternative programs, referral to support services or suspension.
Key Focus Areas at Kippa-Ring State School
Engaged, confident learners
Parents / carers as partner
Clear, consistent processes
Supporting better learning engagement and outcomes for all.