Jindalee State School has been engaged in a review of our student behaviour policy during last term. The committee comprising staff and parents has gathered information from all sections of the school community as part of its investigations into the way Jindalee manages and supports positive student behaviour practices. The review has examined the Jindalee Way and the classroom levels of behaviour programs with a view to understanding what is working well and what requires some fine tuning.
Many of the people who responded to the survey were satisfied with the school’s current behaviour practices and the main issue to be addressed is the incorporation of positive rewards in the program including the opportunity for students to gain merit points and not just lose demerit points. The use of golden tickets or “Gotchas” that catch people doing the right thing were suggested along with certificates and medallions for students accumulating merit points for their positive behaviour.
The review committee is currently compiling the information it has gathered to identify the main recommendations that will be considered by our school community for implementation before the end of the school year. Other matters being considered are whole school celebrations and how should these be conducted and the rewards for in class behaviour. Thank you to everyone who has responded to the review. Your interest will help ensure that our already high standard of student behaviour is maintained and we more closely align our practices with the needs and expectations of members of our school community.