Student behaviour education is based on students’ self-management, mutual respect and responsible behaviour rather than their dependence on authority. We encourage the development of resilience in our students and the understanding that rights are intimately linked to responsibilities.

The Behaviour Education Policy is underpinned by Play is the Way, a social education, whole school approach used at Woodend Primary School to promote positive behaviour and collaborative practices, through the development of self-management skills. The following key concepts are used to help students to be independent, self-regulating, self-motivated learners in persistent pursuit of their personal best and able to get along with others:

• Treat others as you would like them to treat you.
• Be brave – participate to progress.
• Pursue your personal best no matter who you work with.
• Have reasons for the things you say and do.
• It takes great strength to be sensible.


Woodend Primary School will be a place where:

• a safe, clean and enjoyable environment is provided for children to learn
• responses to student behaviour are consistent
• students are provided with opportunities that will enable them to be responsible for their own behaviour through the development of problem-solving skills
• responsible behaviour is recognised and applauded
• positive relationships between all members of the school community are fostered.


All members of our school community - students, teachers, parents and volunteers - have a responsibility to:

• respect other people’s rights and be courteous
• care for their own and the property of others
• move sensibly throughout the school
• strive for excellence at all times

School Responsibilities

• Provide appropriate training and development (internal and external).
• Provide support strategies within the school.
• Communicate with parents about their children.
• Promote student participation and decision-making.

Teacher Responsibilities

• To be mindful of the age and skills of students and foster independence and self-regulation.
• To be positive, consistent and calm in their approach to the whole school community, including yard and classroom management.
• To teach and practise responsible behaviours on a regular basis and to explain reasons for consequences. This includes modelling and supporting students to self-regulate and manage their impulses.
• To recognise and encourage student successes.

Student Responsibilities

• Show care and respect for their own, others, school and shared property.
• Choose appropriate behaviours which show tolerance and respect of other students and adults.
• Set goals and work towards increasing ability to self-regulate and manage impulses
• Participate fully in activities.

Parent responsibilities

• Recognise and support student successes.
• Support the school Behaviour Management Policy.
• Encourage responsible behaviour.
• Communicate promptly with teacher/principal.

Please Note: This policy is being reviewed in 2019.