Student Wellbeing and Engagement

Brunswick North West Primary School (BNWPS) strives to make students responsible for their own pro-social and learning behaviour, as well as that of their peers. At the beginning of each year personal and collective rights and responsibilities are discussed. These are displayed in the classroom and revisited often throughout the year.
BNWPS school values

Respect: Valuing each others’ point of view, accepting people as they are, being polite and kind, treating others the way you would like to be treated.

Connectedness: Developing a sense of community through friendship, care, compassion, cooperation, acceptance, belonging and sharing.

Resilience: Recognising strengths and maximising potential; developing self management, self confidence and self respect; and nurturing optimism, perseverance and wellbeing.

Achievement: Attaining personal success in a range of human endeavours, pursuing individual excellence and displaying pride and satisfaction in personal achievement.

Creativity: Valuing original ideas, demonstrating enterprise and innovation, and engaging with and responding to aesthetic qualities of the natural and constructed world.

Integrity: Acting honestly, ethically, and consistently.

Responsibility: Accepting both individual and collective responsibility and contributing to sustainable community development.

Equity: Developing tolerance and commitment to social justice, acknowledging diversity, respecting difference and encouraging distinctiveness.

The school is committed to using Restorative Practice with students as it is consistent with our school values. Most concerns with student behaviour are expected to be dealt with through the use of Restorative Practices.

Restorative practice is a process that plainly distinguishes between “managing behavior” and “managing relationships”. A restorative approach holds that the best way to deal with a problem or incident where people have been harmed and relationships damaged is to have those involved take part in a structured conversation. In this process, those involved are supported to listen, share and exchange ideas and work together towards a resolution that focuses on repairing the harm done to people, not simply punishing the wrongdoers.
Bullying

BNWPS does not accept bullying behaviour at any level in the school, between any members of the school community.

We believe students, parent(s) / carer(s) and staff play an essential role in identifying and responding to inappropriate behaviour. The following practices are in place at BNWPS to respond to bullying and unacceptable behaviour, as per the DEECD guidelines:

  • Explicit teaching of what to do if you are bullied
  • Restorative Practices
  • Buddy Systems
  • Schoolwide positive behaviour support
  • Promoting cybersafety

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