‘What a person says or does when no one is looking reveals more about true character than grand actions taken while in the spotlight. Our true character is revealed by normal, consistent, everyday attitudes and behaviour, not by self-conscious words or deeds or rare acts of moral courage.’ Michael Josephson
School is not just about learning academic concepts, it’s also a place where together with each child’s family we build a foundation for kids to become great global citizens. We set the tone of respect, honesty and genuine kindness. Our parents and staff are role models as children notice what we do, say, tolerate and how we handle challenges each day.
As we reflect on and review our Positive Behaviour Support Plan (PBSP) we are having conversations about the main pillars of character and how we discuss and teach students about these in our classrooms. The main pillars of character include: trustworthiness, responsibility, respect, caring, fairness and citizenship.
At City Beach Primary School where our approach is educational, the foundation of our PBSP lies in our school values and the five Keys to Success embedded in the You Can Do It – Program Achieve. These are our whole school approaches to social-emotional learning and character development. They guide teachers in their work with students and positive behaviour support each day. Our rules are positively framed around the School’s values and Keys to Success, with a focus on everyone’s rights and responsibilities as members of our school community. Our positive approach helps all students engage in their learning and make the most out of each day.