Student wellbeing

We know that children learn well with encouragement, support and security. As students grow, with guidelines and expectations which provide a framework for their behaviour, they develop from a world view centred on self and family, to one in which they look to the needs of others. Young children need clarity about what is right and wrong, and loving adults to help them when they fail to be the best they can be.

Our School motto “Through Faith and Wisdom” articulates the values which shape our Student Wellbeing policies and practices.

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Engagement

When students are engaged in the learning process they are less likely to present poor behaviour than when they are disenchanted or bored. At Oakleigh Grammar we strive to ensure that the curriculum is able to meet the needs of every student so that success and pride in achievement helps bring about positive behaviour.

Responsibility

In the Junior School, a Peer Mediation team, consisting of peer-nominated student leaders, exists to support children who may be having difficulties socially. They work to assist in solving friendship conflicts and restoring the peace in the playground.

Honesty and clarity

The School has a Behaviour Management Policy and Procedure which provides students with clear guidelines regarding expected behaviour. The document promotes positive behaviour and provides clear expectations and consequences allowing students to self-reflect upon their behaviour. The seriousness of consequences are reflective of the nature and frequency of misdemeanours.

Where relationships break down temporarily, restorative practices are engaged to help heal and repair the harm to people and make amends for hurt or insult.

Respect

Bullying of any kind is a serious breach of the right of all to a safe learning environment and will not be tolerated. The School works in partnership with parents and students in order to provide a safe and happy environment.

The School has a Charter of Rights and Responsibilities which all students are required to accept and promote.

Respect for each other and for staff and parents grow as students grow in self- awareness and self- respect. We are committed to building strong, positive and resilient young people.

Emotional support

Counselling is available to all students who require assistance with emotional difficulties.

Medical assistance

The School First Aid Officer is available to deal with health issues or minor accidents.