This policy will be reviewed regularly and revised as necessary, in the ongoing process of school development planning.n Content
That every child is able to learn and take risks in a safe Christ centred environment that focuses on family and community values.
This programme has been developed to ensure that all students can work effectively within the school as per Pompallier Schools Behaviour Policy.
At the beginning of each new school year:
Supplementary documentation (available at the school office):
Behaviour Management and guidance need to be a partnership between the family/whanau and the school, with both groups working together to help the child to grow physically, spiritually, emotionally and intellectually. The school must support parents/whanau, and parents/whanau must support the school. There needs to be plenty of communication between parents/whanau and the school, especially when there are problems. Behaviour Management should be a way of life-not just for the hours at school. Children, (parents/whanau and teachers) need to develop self-management (being able to say “yes” or “no” at the appropriate time).
Junior school New Entrants to Year 4
Senior School Years 5 to 8
Principal / Teacher to contact parents / caregivers for meeting or parents / caregivers will be contacted for interview or student will spend time after school-this to be discussed and action to be taken after consultation with parents/caregivers.
Pompallier Catholic School is a friendly, helpful and caring school, and by following the guidelines below we can keep it friendly, helpful and caring. Children and Staff at Pompallier Catholic School use Courtesy, Consideration and Common Sense to guide them.
We are all responsible for our own actions.
We behave according to our Gospel values.
We are all responsible to see that the rights of every other person in the school are guaranteed.
Therefore, there are consequences for misbehaviour at school which will involve discussion and action by the class teacher, parents, senior teachers and the Principal.
Supplementary documentation (available at the school office):
“PCS Way: Rights & Responsibilities Poster”
These general rules have been developed to support the important school cybersafety initiatives outlined in Section A: Important Pompallier Catholic School Cybersafety initiatives.
This policy is designed to meet the school’s statutory obligations to maintain a safe learning environment and to consult with the community. As well, the Board is aware of its responsibilities to be a good employer. The overall goal is to maximize the educational benefits of communication technologies while minimizing the risks.
Use of the internet and other communication technologies at Pompallier Catholic School is to be limited to educational and personal usage appropriate in the school environment. Appropriate use also includes staff professional development.
Other communication technologies’ include the mobile phone and technologies associated with internet use e.g. digital camera and web cam. Included, too, are similar technologies still being developed.
The communication technologies at Pompallier Catholic School are available to staff and students under certain conditions, as outlined in their signed Use Agreements. The school will make basic training available for staff using these technologies. Associated professional development needs will be considered
Appropriate cyber safety measures will be put in place and enforced by the school. In order to ensure the safety of the school learning environment, action should be taken if these safety regulations are breached by students or staff.
This cyber safety Policy applies to all employees of the Board teaching, support and auxiliary staff and to all students. It also applies to teacher and other professional trainees assigned to the school from time to time, relief teachers, and staff and students in the Community Education programme and contractors on school premises.
The Principal will report regularly to the Board on the school implementation of this Board policy.
The values promoted by Pompallier Catholic School include respect for self and all others in the school community, and commitment to enabling everyone to achieve their personal best in an environment which is physically and emotionally safe. The measures to ensure the cybersafety of the school environment which are outlined in this document are based on these core values.
The school’s computer network, internet access facilities, computers and other school ICT equipment/devices bring great benefits to the teaching and learning programmes at Pompallier Catholic School, and to the effective operation of the school. However, it is essential that the school endeavours to ensure the safe use of ICT within the school community.
Thus Pompallier Catholic School has rigorous cybersafety practices in place, which include cybersafety use agreements for all school staff and students.
As information on the internet is uncensored, this document will ensure that material retrieved will be in accordance with the Catholic and special character of Pompallier Catholic School and will be used to aid learning within the curriculum.
Cybersafety use agreement documents include information about obligations, responsibilities, and the nature of possible consequences associated with breaches of the use agreement which undermine the safety of the school environment. The cybersafety education supplied by the school to its learning community is designed to complement and support the use agreement initiative. The overall goal of the school in this matter is to create and maintain a cybersafety culture which is in keeping with the values of the school, and legislative and professional obligations. All members of the school community benefit from being party to the use agreement initiative and other aspects of the school cybersafety programme.
To be effective, it is essential that the school has a working environment which is both safe and healthy for the pupils, employees and visitors.
This policy acknowledges that boards of trustees have particular responsibilities under legislation as well as through social expectations to provide a safe environment that caters for the physical and emotional well being of its students. Such an environment should aim to ensure that all children and young people are treated with dignity and respect. Young people’s Mana and Tapu need to be respected as Christ would have wanted.
Child abuse is a situation in which a child is suffering from:
This definition recognises that abuse can be – PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL, SEXUAL, NEGLECT, FAMILY VIOLENCE or RELATED TO SEXUAL ORIENTATION
The recommended policy on reporting child abuse and neglect in schools will be successfully implemented with:
REPORTING OF CHILD ABUSE
Abuse to Students Procedure
Guidelines to follow in situations when a child discloses abuse: