The Behaviour Management Plan and processes employed at Geraldton Senior High School endeavour to support students, staff, parents and care givers through the development of positive relationships that enhance outcomes for students.

The Pastoral Care model at Geraldton Senior High School provides students with support from a range of services. The Student Services team consists of people with a wide range of skills and focuses on helping you and your child. You may phone the Student Services area directly on 9965 8415 to get in touch with:

  • Attendance Officer
  • Nurse
  • Chaplains
  • School Psychologist
  • Aboriginal and Islander Education Officers
  • Year Coordinators
  • Managers of Student Services

Targeted students will be provided opportunities to undertake learning to develop peer relationships, manage conflict and build resiliency.

Where possible, staff will engage in professional learning to develop their skills and knowledge of behaviour management techniques. Professional learning may include Classroom Management Strategies and Restorative Practices programs.

Parent and care giver involvement is encouraged through participation in informal and formal communication with College teachers and support staff, and involvement in case conferencing. Information relevant to our ‘Positive Behaviour Support’ process will be distributed through our newsletter and annually to parents with student reports. The College Board can also be used as a vehicle to engage parents and community members in school planning and development.

All students and staff at Geraldton Senior High School are expected to:

  • Show care, courtesy and consideration to and for all
  • Adhere to Department of Education policies and High School plans and procedures to maintain a safe, supportive and pleasant environment
  • Respect and support each other to do your best and achieve your full potential

Students are provided with learning opportunities to develop peer relationships, manage conflict and build resiliency.

Student Behaviour Expectations

Geraldton Senior High School engenders a Positive Behaviour Support model to assist students to meet the High School expectations of Respect, Responsibility and Doing Your Best.
Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) focuses on the development of school wide systems which promote expected student behaviour, in specific settings, enabling students to take responsibility for their behavioural choices.

PBS Purpose Statement

Geraldton Senior High School specifically and consistently teaches positive behaviours. In staying true to our core expectations we seek to maintain a safe, respectful and orderly learning environment for all students and staff.

We value the contributions from the whole school community to achieve our common purpose.

School Expectations

Respect

We believe respect is the foundation of positive relationships and harmony. At Geraldton Senior High School, we respect people and treat them as we would like them to treat us – without exception.

Responsibility

At Geraldton Senior High School, we understand responsibility is something that is shown by making positive contributions to the school environment. We believe positive results come from positive effort. In taking responsibility for our own actions, words and appearance, we create a positive environment.

Doing our best

We are all active learners at Geraldton Senior High School, and we strive every day to work towards personal best performances. Regardless of the learning area or level we are at, our skills and understandings improve by doing our best. We know we might not always be the best, but we can always try to do our best. This attitude is the key to personal success.

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