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Mission and values

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School beliefs about behaviour and learning

Our philosophy

Staff and students at Clermont State School foster and promote the following behaviours within the teaching and learning environment including the home and wider community.

Responsibility

  • Being accountable for one’s actions and accepting the consequences

  • Resolving differences in non-violent, constructive ways

  • Being involved in our community

  • Taking care of our environment

  • Using common sense

  • Respecting the rights and property of others

Doing your best

  • Seeking to achieve something worthy and admirable

  • Working hard and pursuing greatness

  • Always putting in your personal best effort

  • Developing persistence

Fair go

  • Treating all people with respect

  • Being considerate of difference

  • Being courteous and willing to listen to another person’s point of view

  • Ensuring everyone’s right to learn

Friendship

  • Caring and being polite to others

  • Cooperating with those around you

  • Being honest and sincere

  • Exercising tolerance and building resilience

  • Trying to include everyone

School values information

A guide for staff, parents and students

The information below should be used to interpret the school values.

Responsibility

Some examples of students not showing Responsibility would be:

  • running on concrete areas

  • playing dangerous games

  • eating in the classroom

  • failing to wear a sunsafe hat

  • not sitting while eating

  • leaving the grounds without permission

  • bringing inappropriate items like knives to school

  • entering a classroom without a staff member present (with no exceptions)

  • bringing soft drinks, lollies, chocolates, bubble or chewing gum to school

  • bringing glass containers to school

  • graffiti

  • vandalism

  • stealing

  • littering

  • destroying flora and fauna within the school grounds

  • inappropriate dress (dress not similar to that of the school uniform)

  • inappropriate jewellery (watches and medical bracelets, sleepers and studs are all that are allowed)

  • inappropriate footwear - footwear must be closed-in shoes or sandals (no thongs or scuffs)

  • inappropriate appearance - no nail polish, hair dye, radical hair cuts, tattoos, makeup or decoration with pens or other items

  • swinging on school fixtures

  • standing on seats or misusing furniture

Fair go

Some examples of students not giving others a fair go would be:

  • swearing

  • calling out

  • unco-operative behaviour

  • harassing other students

  • incessant talking

  • insolent behaviour

  • inappropriate tone when speaking to others

  • actions that stop other children from learning or playing

  • calling students and staff names related to race, religion, appearance or culture

  • failing to bring all school equipment to class

  • failing to return school property on time

  • playing games on walkways

  • being rude or discourteous to visitors

Friendship

Some examples of not showing friendship would be:

  • bullying

  • verbal harassment

  • physically hurting others

  • late for class without a valid excuse

  • failing to complete homework or other set work

  • disrupting the learning of others

  • moving noisily through the school while others are working

  • playing in out of bounds areas

Doing your best

Some examples of not doing your best would be:

  • coming to school unclean or untidy

  • failing to use manners

  • failure to complete tasks / homework

  • giving up trying to learn new work

  • refusal to work

  • not doing your best work

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Last reviewed 28 August 2019
Last updated 28 August 2019