Rules & policies

Athelstane School Rules

 Look After Yourself

Look After Each Other

 

Look After Our School

 

Athelstane Public School Behaviour Levels

 

Over the past six months the school Behaviour Team have been reviewing our school behaviour policy.

The information below gives parents an overview of our behaviour system.

 

The Athelstane Behaviour Policy is well received by the majority of students. Teachers spend time discussing positive behaviours. We set high expectations for student behaviour.

 

We also believe in keeping parents informed if students display persistent inappropriate behaviour. In this case, you will receive a letter.

 

Students who demonstrate and follow the school expectations receive ticks. Ticks can be given by the classroom teacher, support teachers, community language teachers, teachers on playground duty, student learning support officers, office staff, assistant principals and the principal.

 

 

Once the student has received 5 ticks this transfers into an ace. Classroom teachers record each student's progress on the class ace chart.

 

 

 

 

 

Gold Medal

 

Students have reached Gold level and then receive a further 15 aces to receive a Gold medal.

 

 

Gold

 

Students have reached Silver level and then receive a further 15 aces to achieve Gold level.

 

 

Silver

 

Students have reached Bronze level and then receive a further 15 aces to achieve Silver level.

 

 

Bronze

 

Students receive 15 aces to achieve Bronze level.

 

 

Blue

 

All students begin each school year on this level.

 

 

 

Yellow

 

Students are given a warning to drop to yellow level after two incidences of unacceptable behaviour occur and are recorded on STARS.

 

Once a third incident of unacceptable behaviour occurs and is recorded on STARS students are dropped to yellow level.

 

Parents are informed.

 

 

 

Orange

 

 

Students are given a warning to drop to orange level after two incidences of unacceptable behaviour occur and are recorded on STARS whilst on yellow level.

 

Once a third incident of unacceptable behaviour occurs and is recorded on STARS students are dropped to orange level.

 

Parents are required to attend an interview regarding the student's behaviour.

 

A formal caution for suspension is issued by the principal.

 

 

Red

 

Students are given a warning to drop to red level after two incidences of unacceptable behaviour occur and are recorded on STARS whilst on orange level.

 

Once a third incident of unacceptable behaviour occurs and is recorded on STARS students are dropped to red level.

 

Parents are required to attend an interview regarding the student's behaviour.

 

Student is suspended from school.

 

 

 

Values are taught in the classroom to help our students to:

  • develop a love of learning
  • pursue excellence and high standards
  • develop care and respect for themselves and others
  • take pride in their work
  • exhibit a strong sense of fairness and social justice
  • have respect for and understanding of Australia's history including the cultures and experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the first peoples of Australia, and Australia as a multicultural society
  • have an appreciation of Australia's history and multicultural society
  • actively participate as citizens.

All students are expected to:

  • attend school every day, unless they are legally excused
  • be in class on time and prepared to learn
  • maintain a neat appearance and follow the school uniform policy
  • behave safely, considerately and responsibly including when travelling to and from school
  • follow class rules, speak courteously and cooperate with instructions and learning activities
  • treat staff, other students and members of the school community with dignity and respect
  • care for property belonging to themselves, the school and others.

Any behaviour that infringes on other people's safety such as harassment, bullying or any illegal behaviour will not be tolerated at our school.