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Behaviour management

Woodridge North State School is committed to providing a safe, respectful and disciplined learning environment for students and staff, where students have opportunities to engage in quality learning experiences and acquire values supportive of their lifelong wellbeing.

Our school community has identified the following school rules to teach and promote our high standards of responsible behaviour:
  • Be safe 
  • Be responsible 
  • Be respectful 
  • Be a learner 
These expectations are communicated to students via a number of strategies, including:
  • Behaviour lessons conducted by classroom teachers. 
  • Reinforcement of learning from behaviour lessons on school assemblies.
  • During active supervision by staff during classroom and non-classroom activities. 

Woodridge North State School implements the following proactive and preventative processes and strategies to support student behaviour:
  • A dedicated section of the school newsletter, enabling parents to be actively and positively involved in school behaviour expectations. 
  • School behaviour leadership team members’ regular provision of information to staff and parents, and support to others in sharing successful practices. 
  • Comprehensive induction programs in the Woodridge North State School Responsible behaviour plan for students delivered to new students as well as new and relief staff. 
  • Individual support profiles developed for students with high behavioural needs, enabling staff to make the necessary adjustments to support these students consistently across all classroom and non-classroom settings.   ​

Woodridge North State School positive behaviour notice

Staff members hand Positive certificates out each day to students following school rules in both classroom and non-classroom areas. This reinforcement occurs continuously throughout the day. When they ‘catch’ a student following the rules they can choose to give them a “Gotcha”. When students are given a Gotcha card they drop the card in the designated box which is located in the office. Each Tuesday the Responsible Thinking Room (RTR) teacher aide randomly selects two names from each year level box and these students are announced on assembly, and receive an ice block voucher to be redeemed at the tuckshop.
Teachers also decide on a “Student of the week” based on the behaviour focus for that fortnight; the certificates are also presented on the weekly assemblies.
Each month, a special morning tea is held of our school's 'star students' who repeatedly reach the top of their classroom's behaviour chart.