St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School

Saint Thomas Aquinas School
1 Church St, Winton, Southland, New Zealand
Telephone: (03) 2368261, Email: office@stthomaswinton.school.nz

"Our Vision is to provide a supportive environment, which empowers students to achieve personal excellence and to be successful citizens in our global community."

 

Behaviour Management

At St Thomas Aquinas we operate a “steps” system for those children who choose not to make the “right choices”. The expectation is that positive reinforcement will play the major role in any system of Student Behaviour Management.

We have kept our school rules as short and few in numbers to aide in clarity for pupils, parents and staff.

Our three rules are:
1. Respect for People
2. Respect for Learning
3. Respect for Property and the Environment

When a child blatantly breaks one of these school rules in a non-class contact time (before and after school, interval and lunch times) they are placed on a step, usually step one, of our five-step plan.

Step One
If a school rule is broken:
The particular rule is discussed with the child who repeats the rule broken so that they understand it, and apologizes to those involved. An instant consequence such as community service maybe used if the teacher deems it necessary.

Step Two
For acts of violence or verbal abuse children are immediately placed on step two.
The child has a period of isolation from playground activities or is set community service tasks to do during his/her interval breaks. If deemed necessary the Principal will contact the parents to outline the incidents and procedures.

Step Three
A meeting will be held with parents, teacher and Principal to develop a behaviour contract.

Step Four
Outside agencies involved and parents are briefed on stand down procedures.

Step Five
The child and parents meet with the BOT discipline committee. This is to review the child’s future at St Thomas Aquinas School or, if stood down, to assist in finding the child an alternative option.

If children re-offend on a regular basis they will move one step up the scale. The Principal will also contact parents should the child escalate up the steps.

Contact us to learn more.

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