"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people
will forget what you did, but people will never forget
how you made them feel."
Our Lady’s Primary School has successfully created a safe, stimulating and secure learning environment. Students are strongly connected to their peers and teachers, and not only are parents confident that their children are safe and happy, they know the school cares about and understands their children. The school has programs in place to address bullying and students are able to articulate strategies learned in these programs.
Our Lady’s Primary School is a Restorative Practices accredited school. As part of the whole school approach to student wellbeing, all children are expected to follow school wide expectations and understand that everyone in our school community has rights and responsibilities.
When speaking with our students about their behaviour, we are committed to the use of a restorative approach. This approach:
- Promotes awareness of others, responsibility and empathy;
- Promotes reaffirming relationships through programs that teach social skills and emotional literacy;
- Involves direct participation of those affected by misconduct in its resolution;
- Promotes repairing relationships rather than behaviour management;
- Provides consistency; and
- Is concerned with establishing or re-establishing relationships in which each person’s rights to equal dignity, concern and respect are satisfied.
Working with Children Check
All adults who work with in the school, attend excursions or work with students must have a Working With Children Check. This needs to be presented at the school office. All adults working with students are required to sign our Code of Conduct.
Code of Behaviour (child safe standards)
Our Community Code of Behaviour is based on Restorative Practice Guidelines for management of students. Please note that Our Lady’s Primary School does not permit corporal punishment.
At Our Lady’s Primary School, we are committed to upholding transparent Child Safety Standards. As a result, our approach towards the protection of children is all encompassing. We are resolutely committed to ensuring that all those engaged in working with our school community promote the inherent dignity of children and young people, and their fundamental right to be respected and nurtured in a safe school environment. This approach is grounded in a Catholic tradition which celebrates the sanctity and unique dignity of each human being.
A PROUD TRADITION OF CARE AND ACHIEVEMENT
“Our Lady’s Primary School recognises the importance of preparing students for a world beyond the classroom. We are constantly challenging our young minds to take learning risks and develop positive growth mindsets.”
Mrs Annie Engellenner, Principal