Responsible Behaviour Plan
Everton Park State High School is committed to providing a safe, respectful and disciplined learning environment for students and staff, where students have opportunities to engage in quality learning experiences and acquire values supportive of their lifelong wellbeing.
This Responsible Behaviour Plan for Students is designed to facilitate high standards of behaviour so that the learning and teaching in our school can be effective and students can participate positively within our school community.
Our Responsible Behaviour Plan outlines our system for facilitating positive behaviours, preventing problem behaviour and responding to unacceptable behaviours. Through our school plan, shared expectations for student behaviour are plain to everyone, assisting Everton Park State High School to create and maintain a positive and productive learning and teaching environment, where ALL school community members have clear and consistent expectations and understandings of their role in the educational process.
Our school community has identified the following school rules to teach and promote our high standards of responsible behaviour:
- Be Responsible
- Be Respectful
- Be Your Best
Our school rules have been agreed upon and endorsed by all staff and our school P&C. They are aligned with the values, principles and expected standards outlined in the Department of Education and Training's Code of School Behaviour.
Everton Park State High School implements the following proactive and preventative processes and strategies to support student behaviour:
- A dedicated section of the school newsletter, enabling parents to be actively and positively involved in school behaviour expectations.
- SWPBS committee members' regular provision of information to staff and parents, and support to others in sharing successful practices.
- Comprehensive induction programs in the Everton Park State High School's Responsible Behaviour Plan for Students delivered to new students as well as new and relief staff.
Individual support profiles developed for students with high behavioural needs, enabling staff to make the necessary adjustments to support these students consistently across all classroom and non-classroom settings.
Specific policies have been developed to address:
- The Use of Personal Technology Devices at School (Appendix 1);
- Procedures for Preventing and Responding to Incidents of Bullying (Appendix 2); and
Appropriate Use of Social Media (Appendix 3).
Reinforcing expected school behaviour
At Everton Park State High School communication of our key messages about behaviour is backed up through reinforcement, which provides students with feedback for engaging in expected school behaviour. A formal recognition and monitoring system has been developed. This reinforcement system is designed to increase the quantity and quality of positive interactions between students and staff. All staff members are trained to give consistent and appropriate acknowledgement and rewards.
Everton Park State High School Positive Behaviour Certificates
Staff members recommend students for Positive Behaviour Certificates each week. When they 'identify" a student setting a positive example they can choose to recommend them with a Positive Behaviour Certificate. Students are given the Positive Behaviour Certificates by their HOY at a year level assembly, signed by the teacher who selected them and the Principal.