Student Welfare

Rationale

Self-esteem is perhaps the single most important factor in helping a child advance his/her potential. Self-esteem activities are carried out by individual classroom teachers, staff and community at appropriate levels. Therefore at Al Amanah all staff members are informed of their legal responsibilities for the care, safety and welfare of the students.
In addition, At Al Amanah we are committed to the welfare of our students through the provision of policies in the areas of:

  • Mandatory reporting procedures
  •  Managing complaints or grievances
  • Anaphylaxis management plans
  •  Accidents and incident register
  • Emergency management plan
  • Critical incident plan
  • Internet use policy and procedures.
  • Anti-bullying and harassment
  • Drug use policy

Aim

The aim of the welfare programme is to develop the skills of students in a safe, happy and caring environment to help meet the challenges of the future. At Al Amanah College we believe our school is:

  • A safe and happy environment.
  • Drug free.
  • Well maintained.

Welfare and Pastoral Care

Al Amanah College provides pastoral care to its students and ensures their welfare through the appointment of a Welfare Coordinator who in addition to his role in pastoral care, has the responsibility of developing working relationships with external agencies such as Students Services – DEECD, Special Development Centers, Department of Human Service including access to counselling in order to provide the following:

  • Identification of and provision of support for students with special needs
  • Monitoring students’ health needs and the distribution and monitoring of medication
  • Response to serious incidents and emergencies
  • Provide referrals to external agencies that can assist students and families
  • Organise Student Support Group Meetings
  • Adequate homework

At Al Amanah will extend and enrich the potential and achievements of our students through:

  • Creating an environment that is conducive to learning.
  • Providing a wide range of technological resources.
  • Fostering individuality.
  • Fostering and promoting self-esteem.
  • Developing social skills including co-operation.
  • Fostering a respect for themselves and others.
  • Celebrating student achievements and success.
  • Providing a wide subject choice both academic and vocational.
  • Providing a wide range of extra-curricular activities.
  • Providing consistent discipline and the opportunity to develop self-discipline.
  • Providing an adaptable, innovative and professional staff.
  • Promoting and strengthening the school’s local link.

A Strategy to promote Good Discipline and Effective Learning

Students who choose inappropriate behaviors are not satisfying their needs in responsible ways. At Al Amanah College as educators our role is to help students make better behavior choices and to help them understand they can’t always get what they want but they can make better choices to get what they need.

BUILD TRUST

Establish effective learning environment.
Develop positive teacher interaction.
Establish and teach rules and procedures.
Should problems occur:

ANALYSE PROBLEM SITUATION

Focus on own behaviour.
Focus on student’s behaviour.

ESTABLISH PRESENT BEHAVIOR.

Ask…. What are you doing?”

CONFIRM RULES & CONSEQUENCES

Against the rules?
Consider options
Ask…. What should you be doing?”

MAKE A PLAN.

Verbal or Written and seek parent involvement, if necessary.

Further Welfare Important Points

RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Parents enrolling their children at Al Amanah College enter into a partnership between themselves, their children and the school staff. This partnership is based on shared responsibilities, expectations and mutual respect. Rights and responsibilities of each partner are listed below.

Parents

  • To be treated fairly and with respect.
  • To feel welcome.
  • To be informed.
  • To know that their children work, play and learn in a friendly safe and helpful school environment.
  • To ensure that children attend school punctually and regularly.
  • To understand and support Al Amanah College Behavioural Management System.
  • To ensure children are aware of their own responsibilities.
  • To ensure children wear the school uniform, as agreed by the whole school community.
  • To enter into a positive partnership with teachers so that together there is support for each child to achieve optimum progress.
  • To maintain open communications with all partners – children and school staff.
  • To assume responsibility for getting children to and from school.

Staff

  • To be treated fairly and kindly.
  • To teach in a friendly, safe and co-operative environment.
  • To be informed.
  • To care for all children.
  • To provide a learning environment that will allow children to work, play and learn in a friendly, safe and helpful school.
  • To provide the best possible educational program to meet the needs, capacities and aspirations of each child.
  • To maintain open communications with all partners – children and parents.
  • To fully implement and support Al Amanah College Behavioural Management System.

Visitors

  • To be treated fairly and kindly.
  • To feel welcome.
  • To be treated with good manners.
  • To be informed.
  • To care for all children.
  • To interact positively with school staff and children.
  • To maintain open communications.
  • To sign on and off at the front office and to wear a visitor badge at all times while on school grounds.
  • To support a learning environment that will allow children to work, play and learn in a friendly, safe and helpful school environment.

Students

  • To be treated fairly and with respect.
  • To achieve to the best of their ability.
  • To be happy.
  • To be treated with understanding.
  • To expect the local community to support, respect and have pride in the school.
  • To work, play and learn in a friendly safe and helpful school environment.
  • To help protect rights, and to follow school rules.
  • To attend school punctually and regularly.
  • To care for the school environment by keeping it neat and clean.
  • To contribute positively to class meetings.
  • To apply themselves to learning.
  • To strive to establish positive working relationships with adults.
  • To support the school and staff.
  • To act thoughtfully in and out of school and aim to bring credit to the school.
  • To avoid being disruptive in the classroom environment.
  • Move carefully around the school and classroom.
  • Play safe, sensible, non-contact games.
  • Play in an area where you can see the teacher.
  • Sit down while eating.
  • Remain within the school boundaries.
  • Only enter a building with a teacher’s permission.
  • Follow lining up routines.
  • Sit safely on chairs and seats.
  • Play by the rules.
  • Look after school property.
  • Look after other people’s property.
  • Wear school uniform.
  • Cross the road safely.
  • Don’t talk to strangers.
  • Always ask teacher for help if you are hurt or unsure of what to do.
  • Tell the truth.
  • Apologise if you do something wrong.
  • Take turns.
  • Let others join your game.
  • Keep hands and feet to yourself.
  • Share equipment fairly.
  • Share space fairly.
  • Share the teacher’s time fairly.
  • Tell an adult when you can’t solve the problem yourself.
  • Let others tell their side of the story.
  • Clean up your own mess.
  • Care for toilet area.
  • Speak politely.
  • Use good manners.
  • No swearing.
  • No put downs.
  • Consider the feelings of others.
  • Make people feel welcome.
  • Pay attention.
  • Treat people the way you want to be treated.
  • Listen to others.
  • Show respect to adults.
  • Work together.
  • Give others a chance to have a go.
  • Share equipment, time and space in groups.
  • Take turns in groups.
  • Help each other.
  • Tell the teacher if you need help.
  • Listen to and follow teacher instructions.
  • Listen to and work with visiting adult helpers

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