The Tootgarook Primary School the Wellbeing Curriculum has been developed to include the RICH School Values, School Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS), The Victorian Curriculum, Respectful Relationships and Bounce Back!
The Wellbeing team has developed a two year scope and sequence to ensure that all areas of the curriculum are covered and that our students are supported to develop positive social and emotional skills.
The topics covered are:
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Our goal for SWPBS at Tootgarook Primary School is to place wellbeing at the heart of education. We believe that everyone has the right to learn in a supportive and safe environment. We promote the values of Respect, Integrity, Celebration and Honesty.
Tootgarook Primary School is committed to the implementation of a whole school approach to positive behaviour support for engagement and learning. Our approach aligns academic and behavioural systems and expectations to create an emphasis on explicitly teaching, monitoring, and rewarding appropriate behaviour.
The TPS Behaviour Matrix was developed through consultation with teachers, students and the school community. It explicitly identifies what is expected when we are in different areas of the school. Our teachers use the matrix to teach Values Lessons where students learn how to become positive role models both at school and in our community.
Positive acknowledgment is a major component of our SWPBS framework. When students are observed to be displaying positive behaviour they will be acknowledged verbally and with a RICH ticket. Students are then encouraged to post their RICH ticket into the RICH letterbox that is located in the front office. They are encouraged to share their achievement with staff and other students along the way for additional acknowledgement. When students meet a RICH ticket milestone, they are able to redeem them for a rewards/acknowledgement. The RICH acknowledgements were developed by the student leaders in collaboration with other students and they reflect the current interests of the students at TPS.
Behaviour in our classrooms
At Tootgarook Primary School we acknowledge that there will be times where students may display behaviour that does not reflect the RICH school values. In these instances, our teachers will follow the Behaviour Response Continuum to support students to adjust their behaviour. If students continue having trouble being ready to learn, teachers will direct them to reflect on their choices in another learning environment.
Behaviour in our yard
Every day before school, at recess, lunch and after school, yard duty staff are out and about to help support students to make friends and have fun. They ensure that everyone is following the matrix expectations and help guide students to be active and positive participants out in the yard. If there is an incident of students displaying inappropriate behaviour, our teachers will follow the Behaviour Response Continuum to support students to adjust their behaviour.
At Tootgarook Primary School our response to all student misbehaviour is calm, consistent, brief, immediate, respectful and private. The Restorative Practice approach has been adapted at Tootgarook Primary School to align with our RICH school values and to ensure students develop a sense of agency in relation to their behaviour choices. If student have displayed inappropriate behaviour, teachers and students engage in a collaborative conference to help to repair relationships.