Being Respectful and Responsible
Baranduda Primary offers many programs that help students to develop responsibility and a respect for themselves and others
The school Wellbeing policy outlines the expectations for students, staff, parents and the wider community. It supports the implementation of the three school values
‘Being our Best - Be a Learner , Be Respectful & Be Responsible.
The school has high expectations for student behaviour and these behaviours are explained on the school behaviour matrix. Each classroom teacher helps to explicitly teach and reinforce these behaviours throughout all areas of the school. BOB’s (Being our Best certificates) are constantly used to reinforce and support the clear expectations about how these values should look across the school. Further support or consequences are provided for students when needed as well.
Partnerships with parents is recognised in this work and the school strives to maintain positive communication.
Circle Time & Restorative Justice
Circle Time is a technique used across the school that allows all students concerns and ideas to be heard. It is used as a reflective tool for student behaviour, exploring a new topic during classroom learning or as a method for exploring welfare issues.
The circle time program is part of a bigger Restorative Justice philosophy. Restorative Justice is founded on developing the skills in children to maintain and develop better student relationships and this process allows them to make amends for any harm done, rather than just through a punitive punishment.
School Safety Survey
In order for Baranduda to remain a safe and happy place for all students to learn, each year the school conducts it’s safety survey. This is aimed at gathering data around student behaviours, friendship & bullying issues. The school wellbeing team collate this data and use it as a reference point for monitoring worrying student behaviour and as a learning program.
JSC & Additional Student Responsibilities:
All classrooms across our school have many opportunities to explore their leadership skills through various roles and responsibilities. Office monitors, House Captains, School Captains, and Junior School Council, are a few of the many ways students may support the work of their peers. These students are responsible for events such as organising fundraising days, school discos, and community service events.
Year 6 students participate in the Meals on Wheels Program. A small group of students deliver meals to the sick or elderly each month in the Wodonga area.
School Houses - Engagement
These houses are based on the founding families of our area. Each student belongs to one of the School Houses - Schubert, Chapple, Huon or Bowran. Students meet in their houses each fortnight from 2.30 to 3.00pm. During this time students participate in a community service, such as tidying a section of the yard, and sing their house chants. These meetings foster positive relationships between year levels. Each house is supported by numerous teachers that works with the group consistently during their time at the school.