Good discipline and effective learning
Our school aims to provide a positive learning environment during every lesson. Students who disrupt the learning of others can be removed from the normal school routine until they are prepared to contribute positively to the learning outcomes of the class. An important part of the welfare system is communication. Students experiencing difficulties can be identified by the classroom teachers and/or the year advisor.
The school counsellors provide a strong base to assist students to improve their learning experiences. A Student Support Team consisting of the Head Teacher/Welfare, the senior executive, the support teacher, careers adviser and counsellors regularly meet to work out how students needing help can be successfully guided.
School uniform is enforced. The students are proud of the school and display their correct uniform with pride.
The school has an effective policy for responding to students who disrupt the learning of others. A brief outline is found in the student diary. Students are warned of behaviour that disrupts learning and receive consequences for such behaviour. Through this process students are asked to meaningfully reflect, are supported in their wellbeing, and have parents brought in to the process to support acknowledgment and rectification of this behaviour.
Behaviour which involves harassment, abuse, or interferes with the safety of others is not tolerated. As are actions which aid or abet these behaivours. Teachers will impose direct consequences for such behaviour while aiming to bring restitution to the situation.
We have a number of support personnel at Kirrawee High to assist students from Years 7-12 in all areas of learning. There is a Head Teacher Welfare, Student Support Officer, Head Teacher Learning Support, Learning and Support Teachers, Student Learning Support Officers, to meet the changing needs of students and staff. There is also an itinerant support teacher and teacher’s aide for vision and hearing impaired students who attend the school on a needs basis.
For any further information, please contact the school by calling the school on 9521 2099.
The Peer Support program is currently running in 470 secondary schools. Year 10 students are trained to become leaders of a small group of Year 7 students at the Peer Support Camp at the end of Year 10.
At the beginning of the next year they take up these positions. The groups meet formally for 10 sessions and undergo a structured course of activities. The course is designed to foster friendship, confidence, self-esteem, communication skills, self acceptance, self responsibility and conflict resolution skills. They also develop a small family group led by more mature peers within the school and this helps to make their transition to high school more personal and less threatening.
The benefits gained by the Year 11 students are often overwhelming. Feedback shows that the students develop a responsible and caring relationship with their group. They also develop leadership skills, increased confidence and self-esteem and an increased ability to communicate with and understand different people. The senior student is a valuable resource and Peer Support can give them a positive role in the school. The skills that they develop are important future life skills.
The Head Teacher Welfare and Deputy Principals are responsible for leading the implementation of the anti-bullying policy and plans. These can be found under the policies section of our website.