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POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR SUPPORT AT KRUGER SS: PART 3 - CHERIE MOORE DEPUTY PRINCIPAL

13/08/2013
Helping students when they have got it wrong is also another focus of Kruger Positive Behaviour Support (PBS).  From the playground, to the classroom, to the office and beyond, we are always helping students to be more successful at school.
 
How we support students at Kruger SS…
 
1.       Students are given a warning to prompt them that their behaviour is not meeting the expectations. 
2.       Students are asked to discuss with staff which expectations they think they may have not achieved in.
3.       Space and time (Break Space) is provided to students to allow for thinking time and cool down time.
4.       Buddy Class is used when the student does not settle and needs more time to focus and think about their behaviours or when the behaviour problems are getting bigger not smaller.
5.       Office/Blue Room is used when the student’s behaviour has not changed or is considered major, resulting in classroom has stopped learning, another student/staff member is hurt, physical fight or verbal abuse towards another. 
Each of these supports focus on getting the students back to learning, where students need to be. It is fair to say that most behaviour problems can be solved after a warning is given.  However, if the student does not settle and solve the problem, then the other supports are accessed.
 
When using these supports, students have every opportunity to “turn their inappropriate behaviour around” look at possible options, think about support offered and make choices to reduce the problem and return to learning. 
 
OFFICE (Orange Card):
 
If a student receives an orange card, this means that they have not solved the problem or followed teacher instructions in the classroom at least three times.  It also means that the problem has become too big for the student to return to learning and may require some parent discussions, a detention to make up incomplete work or suspension.  This results in the student missing valuable learning time until the problem is resolved. 
 
BLUE ROOM (Blue Card):
 
If a student receives a blue card, this means that they have been unsafe, not solved the problem or not followed teacher instructions in the playground at least three times.  It also means that the problem has become too big for the student to return to the playground and may require a parent phone call, time out of the playground, a referral to the office or suspension.  This results in the student missing valuable play time with friends. 
 
Where ever possible, we work with students to ensure that they make good choices about their learning and behaviour.  However when support is required, we need a team approach to helping our students be successful learners and that is where our parents support to work with us helps our students become more successful.