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Student Engagement & Well-Being Policy

Chaffey Secondary College strives to create an environment where everyone is treated with courtesy and respect, and where students can feel safe and able to learn, free from disruption and harassment. It requires all members of the College community to respect and care for property; to develop high quality relationships and communication based on respect and to behave in a safe, supportive and caring manner. 

The College sets high expectations for student learning and behaviour. Students will have opportunities and experiences which foster belonging, acceptance of social and cultural diversity and the development of skills and abilities to realise their potential. 

Ongoing curriculum development and design aims to produce positive, capable, informed, healthy and productive citizens who effectively contribute to the wider community. Key values that underpin the effective school culture are: 

Learning 
  • Building knowledge, skills, values and responsibility for lifelong learning 
Respect 
  • Valuing diversity and building harmony 
Contribution 
  • Striving cooperatively to achieve the best possible outcomes for all.

Specific Expectations 

It is expected that staff, students and parents/guardians will commit themselves to ensuring this vision is realised. Specific expectations include: 

Specific expectations for Students 
  • Accept responsibility for their own behaviour. 
  • Allow others to work in a safe, non-violent environment. 
  • Use language and behaviour that demonstrates respect and acceptance of social and cultural diversity. 
  • Respect the property of others. 
  • Seek assistance to resolve issues of conflict and be involved in repairing any harm caused by their actions. 
  • Follow College rules and regulations. 
  • Seek to form partnerships that allow individuals and teams to achieve their potential. 
  • Contribute positively to the College and the wider community at every opportunity. 
  • Set high personal expectations and goals for success and achievement. 

Specific expectations for Parents/Guardians 
  • Encourage and support the student to achieve success at school. 
  • Ensure the student attends school every day and promote the value of education to their student. 
  • Provide a safe and healthy environment for the student. 
  • Encourage and model language and behaviour that demonstrates respect. 
  • Support the College uniform policy 
  • Support the College rules and regulations and promptly provide information regarding student absences and contact details. 
  • Regularly communicate with, seek assistance from and take up opportunities provided by the College to ensure their student is able to reach their potential. 
  • Contribute positively to the College. 

Specific expectations for College leaders and staff 
  • Provide qualified staff to ensure quality instruction, an effective learning environment and a curriculum to meet all student needs. 
  • Provide a pleasant, safe, environment with appropriate equipment 
  • Establish and administer rules and regulations consistently and fairly regarding student behaviour. 
  • Encourage and model language and behaviour that demonstrates respect. 
  • Communicate effectively to members of the school community. 
  • Recognise and celebrate student success and achievement within the College and in the wider community. 
  • Provide opportunities for conflicts to be resolved peacefully and to repair harm. 
  • Provide parents/guardians with regular reports on their student’s attendance, progress and school behaviour.


Rights and Responsibilities of Students


Rights

Responsibilities

Students have a right to:

  • work in a secure environment where, without intimidation, bullying (including cyber-bullying) or harassment they are able to fully develop their talents, interests and ambition
  • participate fully in the school’s educational program


Students have a responsibility to:

  • participate fully in the school’s educational program and to attend regularly. Students should also be expected to display positive behaviours that demonstrate respect for themselves, their peers, their teachers and all other members of the school community.
  • Demonstrate respect for the rights of others, including the right to learn, will contribute to an engaging educational experience for themselves and other students. 
  • As students progress through school they will be encouraged and supported to take greater responsibility for their own learning and participation as members of the whole school community. This involves developing as individual learners who increasingly manage their own learning and growth by setting goals and managing resources to achieve these goals. 
  • Students should, with support, be expected to participate fully in the school’s educational program and to attend regularly. Students should also display positive behaviours that demonstrate respect for themselves, their peers, their teachers and all other members of the school community.
  • Develop communications skills to effectively participate in learning, articulate their goals and plan for improvement.

Rights and Responsibilities of Parents & Caregivers

Rights

Responsibilities

  • parents/carers have a right to expect that their children will be educated in a secure environment in which care, courtesy and respect for the rights of others are encouraged


Parents/carers have a responsibility to:

  • promote positive educational outcomes for their children by taking an active interest in their child’s educational progress and by modelling positive behaviours.
  • Ensure their child’s regular attendance
  • Engage in regular and constructive communication with school staff regarding their child’s learning.
  • support the school in maintaining a safe and respectful learning environment for all students.


Rights and Responsibilities of Teachers & Staff


Rights

Responsibilities

Teachers have a right to

  • expect that they will be able to teach in an orderly and cooperative environment 
  • be informed, within Privacy requirements,  about matters relating to students that will affect the teaching and learning program for that student


Teachers have a responsibility to

  • fairly, reasonably and consistently, implement the Student Engagement and Wellbeing policy.
  • Engage in regular and constructive communication with parents/guardians regarding their child’s learning.
  • Know how students learn and how to teach them effectively.
  • Know the content they teach.
  • Know their students.
  • Plan and assess for effective learning.
  • Create and maintain safe and challenging learning environments.
  • Use a range of teaching strategies and resources to engage students in effective learning.


 
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Andrew Robertson,
6 Feb 2011, 01:52
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