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The Student Behaviour Management Policy is linked to the Pastoral Care Policy and fosters self-responsibility and positive behaviour. 

Our behaviour management is focused around School-wide Positive Behaviour 4 Learning (SPB4L). It uses a range of strategies for achieving important social skills, which ultimately result in increased learning outcomes while preventing problem behaviour. This initiative fosters a safer, happier and more predictable environment for all – students, parents and teachers alike.  

We have simple, yet effective school rules that underpin who we are and what we do at St Brigid’s.

Our school rules are …

‘With a faithful heart, I can be the best person I can be when I am respectful, responsible and safe.’

  • Being respectful means to take great care of myself, others & the world around us.
  • Being responsible means taking charge of my choices so that I help myself, others & the world around us.
  • Being safe means no harm will come to myself, others & the world around us.

All children are monitored on the playground, in the classroom and on excursions or at incursions. A wonderful part of this program at St Brigid’s, is the affirmations that are provided, that encourage and celebrate the successes of children’s efforts in all of this. Some of these include – behaviour acknowledgement, merit awards, tokens, stickers and Reward Days.

With any system that deals with rules and the non-compliance to these by students, it opens the door to corrective learning opportunities. At St Brigid’s, we use a variety of strategies to support children in this area. Some of these include, verbal redirection, time out, time with teacher on duty and discussions. Every attempt is made to ensure that the consequence is reasonable, respectful and restorative.

At times a more intense approach is needed for some students and an Individual Behaviour Management Plan is developed by teachers and parents. The shared partnership between home and school is vital in assisting students.