At Algester, we have a number of policies. Some are unique to our school and others comply with the Education Act which outlines policies for all Queensland Schools.
When parents enrol their children, they are required to sign agreements to a number of policies including an Enrolment Agreement.
Responsible Behaviour Plan
Our Responsible Behaviour Plan for Students (PDF, 5.2 Mb) has been developed with our school community. It is designed to facilitate high standards of behaviour so that quality teaching and learning can take place in our school. As part of this plan the good behaviour of our students are acknowledged and rewarded with special tokens known as Success Key Cards. We also have a Smart Phone Friendly version of the Responsible Behaviour Plan for Students.
Positive Behaviour for Learning
Positive Behaviour for Learning
(PBL) is a whole-school framework which promotes positive behaviour across a
school and helps schools to develop a safe and supportive learning
environment. In a whole-school approach, all members of the school
community work together to establish simple, clear and explicit expectations
Student behaviour improves when students know what is expected of them and when
good behaviour is recognised.
When schools adopt
the PBL framework all students are explicitly taught the expected behaviours
and clear and consistent boundaries are established. Schools take a proactive,
preventative approach, ensuring that all students receive the appropriate level
of support to help them to be successful at school. Student outcomes are
monitored so that identified students can receive additional support when
needed, and a minority of students can access intensive support to enable them
to engage successfully at school.
School adopted PBL in 2019 and is currently implementing Tier 1 of the Program
where we are developing consistency with our school wide programs. There are a
number of components to PBL including setting high expectations for behaviour,
actively teaching behaviour and acknowledging and rewarding good behaviour. The school has a Rule of the Week which is
based on data gained from disciplinary incidents in the school. A Success Key Card in conjunction with a
verbal acknowledgement is rewarded to students who exhibit good behaviour. These cards are collected, collated and
traded for various rewards from the School Rewards Shop. Certificates are also award to students who
achieve the established benchmarks for excellent behaviour.
This is an example of some of the items available from the Rewards Shop:
The children also automatically receive certificates and other incentives at various levels to encourage them to always display positive behaviour and good learning choices. The following is an example of a Car Bumper Sticker which is one of the awards.
To find out more about the Positive Behaviour for Learning Program at Algester State School, click the following link:
Positive Behaviour for Leaning 2020.1(PDF, 6.4 Mb)
Our school believes that the working environment for students and staff should be safe and free from violence, harassment and bullying of any kind. Bullying, violence and harassment are not tolerated because they infringe on our fundamental rights to safety and fair treatment.
The school has a specific anti-Bullying Policy and this can be found as an Appendix to the Responsible behaviour plan for students (PDF, 5.2 Mb).
The school also uses the
High 5 Tool (PDF, 519KB) to support anti-bullying.