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Parap Primary School places a strong emphasis on ensuring that the school environment is a safe and positive place for all school users and that high behavioural standards are maintained through the application of a school-wide wellbeing program, Working Together in Harmony. The aim of the program is summarised in the Wellbeing Mission Statement:

At Parap Primary School, we seek through appropriate wellbeing programs to provide students with the skills, behaviour and knowledge that will enable them to participate fully and successfully in our school and within society.

 

The program comprises the following elements

  • School Values Education Package and Living Our School Values underpins all that we seek to do in the school.
  • Clear school rules, standards and expectations applied uniformly across the school, including a strong emphasis on valuing and recognising positive conduct.
  • Comprehensive and uniform Behaviour Management procedures. Our goal in managing negative or oppositional behaviour is to return the student to a positive standard of conduct in keeping with the school community’s expectations and which enables the student to retain and develop his or her sense of positive self-esteem. Parents/caregivers are involved in these processes as appropriate.

 

Parap Primary School uses the following resources and methods school-wide to maintain a positive school environment:

TRIBES
TRIBES™ is a democratic group process, the outcome of which is to develop a positive environment that promotes human growth and learning. It requires learning how to build a learning and sharing community through three stages of group development using five agreements. The five TRIBES™ agreements in our school where we promote friendship and belonging are by:

Mutual respect

Appreciations – no put-downs

Doing our personal best

Attentive listening

Having the right to pass

FRIENDLY SCHOOLS PLUS PROGRAM
The Friendly Schools Plus program is based on six years of rigorous scientific research with over 6000 Australian school students, their parents and teachers. It is one of the few evidence-based programs designed to improve social skills and resiliency as well as reduce bullying. Parap Primary School does not tolerate bullying in any form. All members of the school community are committed to ensuring a safe and caring environment which promotes personal growth and self-esteem for all children.
SCHOOL COUNSELLOR
Parap Primary School believes every child has the right to a safe school environment and a caring education system. On a daily basis, schools deal with a range of social, emotional and behavioural problems that impact on student learning.

Promoting the health and wellbeing of children is part of improving educational outcomes in schools, and building happy, motivated and resilient children. Since 2011 the Parap School Council have partnered with Millner Primary School and Good Beginnings to employ a part-time School Counsellor.

The School Counsellor acts as a positive link that connects individual students, their families and teachers to help deliver the best possible outcomes for all students.

Our School Counsellor can be contacted regarding any student concerns, feedback and also any issues that require addressing within the school community. If you would like to hear more about the program or wish to speak with the School Counsellor, please feel free to contact our front office.

GUARDIAN ANGELS PROGRAM
The Guardian Angels provide support for the duty staff and lend assistance to Early Years students where needed. Primary years students volunteer to be Guardian Angels. This initiative has become very popular and valued over time and contributes strongly to ensuring a positive and caring playground environment.
BUDDIES
All classes form Buddy relationships with other classes across the school, with an emphasis on older and younger students getting to know and care for each other through class visits, shared reading and other activities, including spending playground time together. These relationships often extend over the years and are valued by the students.
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