Westgarth Primary School is committed to providing a safe, supportive and inclusive environment for all students, staff and members of our community. Our school recognises the importance of the partnership between our school and parents and carers to support student learning, engagement and wellbeing. We share a commitment to, and a responsibility for, creating an inclusive and safe school environment for our students.The programs and teaching at Westgarth Primary School support and promote the principles and practice of Australian democracy, including a commitment to:
To celebrate and embed our Statement of Values and Philosophy in our school community, we:
Westgarth Primary School’s vision is to ‘Foster a community that empowers everyone to be their best’.
MissionThe school’s mission is the pursuit of life-long learning, environmental sustainability positive social, emotional and physical wellbeing.
ObjectiveWe promote the development of confidence, independence, creativity, personal responsibility, resilience, persistence and high-level communication and thinking skills. Students are encouraged to be their best and show respect for themselves and others by proudly adopting the school motto: Be your best and be safe, be fair, be friendly.
Behavioural expectationsWestgarth Primary School acknowledges that the behaviour of staff, parents, carers and students has an impact on our school community and culture. We acknowledge a shared responsibility to create a positive learning environment for the children and young people at our school.
As principals and school leaders, we will:
As teachers and non-teaching school staff, we will:
As parents and carers, we will:
As students, we will:
As community members, we will:
Schools are not public places, and the Principal has the right to permit or deny entry to school grounds (for more information, see our Visitors policy).Unreasonable behaviour that is demonstrated by school staff, parents, carers, students or members of our school community will not be tolerated at school, or during school activities.Unreasonable behaviour includes:
Harassment, bullying, violence, aggression, threatening behaviour and unlawful discrimination are unacceptable and will not be tolerated at our school.Unreasonable behaviour and/or failure to uphold the principles of this Statement of Values and School Philosophy may lead to further investigation and the implementation of appropriate consequences by the school Principal.
At the Principal’s discretion, unreasonable behaviour may be managed by:
Inappropriate student behaviour will be managed in according with our school’s Student Wellbeing and Engagement policy and Bullying Prevention policy.Our Statement of Values and School Philosophy ensures that everyone in our school community will be treated with fairness and respect. In turn, we will strive to create a school that is inclusive and safe, where everyone is empowered to participate and learn.
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