Padstow North Public School

Quality Education in a Caring Environment

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Fair discipline

Padstow North Public School Fair Discipline Procedures  

“A quality education in a caring environment”

At Padstow North Public School we are committed to providing safe, supportive and responsive learning environments for everyone. We teach and model the behaviours we value in our students.

In NSW public schools students are expected to:

■ Respect other students, their teachers and school staff and community members

■ Follow school and class rules and follow the directions of their teachers

■ Strive for the highest standards in learning

■ Respect all members of the school community and show courtesy to all students, teachers and community members

■ Resolve conflict respectfully, calmly and fairly

■ Comply with the school’s uniform policy or dress code

■ Attend school every day (unless legally excused)

■ Respect all property

■ Not be violent or bring weapons, illegal drugs, alcohol or tobacco into our schools

■ Not bully, harass, intimidate or discriminate against anyone in our schools

Schools take strong action in response to behaviour that is detrimental to self or others or to the achievement of high quality teaching and learning (DOE Behaviour Code for Students). For more information click here to access the Department Of Educations Behaviour Code for Students.

“At Padstow North PS we build students to be safe respectful learners who build, repair and maintain healthy relationships”

There are four central components that drive our approach to discipline at PNPS.

1. The DOE Behaviour Code for Students, which is the foundation for our school rules.

2. Strategies and practices that promote positive student behaviour, including specific strategies to maintain a climate of respect.

3. Strategies and practices to recognise and reinforce student achievement.

4. Strategies and practices to manage inappropriate student behaviour.

Our School Rules

 Keep your hands and feet to yourself

 No hat no play

 Respect yourself and others

 Be in the right place at the right time

 Do your best

We use restorative conversations to give students a voice, resolve conflict, maintain friendships and to develop the strategies to solve problems