Students strive to be safe respectful learners

Program Leader Christine Mitchell with principal Effie Niarchos officially open the event.
Program Leader Christine Mitchell with principal Effie Niarchos officially open the event.

Safe respectful learners.

They are the three values of St Johns Park High School's new wellbeing initiative: Positive Behaviour for Learning.

The initiative aims to promote the behavioral expectations of the school so students can achieve their own personal goals, develop a love of learning and value the rights and responsibilities of others.

Some of the key messages include being polite and courteous and wearing the uniform with pride (respect), following safety guidelines and being in the right place at the right time (safe) and pursuing personal excellence and supporting school culture (learner).

Students Jennie Truong and Vivian Hoang.

Students Jennie Truong and Vivian Hoang.

The school recently celebrated with a launch carnival where students participated in a range of activities focussed on being safe respectful learners. It included student performances, games and students writing examples of being safe respectful learners

Program leader Christine Mitchell said they wanted to give students "lots of opportunities" to demonstrate their understanding of the school's behavioural expectations.

"We wanted them to have a fun day as well because Positive Behaviour for Learning is all about rewarding students for positive behaviour and our students demonstrate good behaviour every day," she said.