We value positive relationships with parents and carers to help develop better social and emotional skills in children. We know that when children are engaged with their learning, they attend school more regularly, leading to better long term outcomes.
Communication at St Therese
At St Therese Catholic Primary School Padstow, parents can stay informed via fortnightly newsletters, Compass notifications, as well as emails, phone calls and our school website. Information about your child’s progress is communicated throughout the year and formally each semester via school reports. Teachers are also available to meet once an appointment has been organised through the school office.
A weekly prayer assembly is held, where the community gathers to pray together, student achievements are recognised and special events are announced.
At St Therese Catholic Primary School we are committed to implementing a School-wide Positive Behaviours for Learning (SPBL) approach to the teaching and management of student behaviour.
School-wide Positive Behaviours for Learning (SPBL)
SPBL approach means that we:
- use data to track progress and identify areas for intervention;
- use school wide expectations and rules in specific settings to explicitly teach appropriate behaviour;
- use a positive incentive program to encourage appropriate behaviour and use effective consequences to discourage inappropriate behaviour.
The following school wide Incentive Program is expected to increase the percentage of children identified in the Green Zone of the Behaviour triangle, while decreasing the numbers of students identified in the Yellow and Red zones.
Type 1: Ozzie Playground ‘Gotcha’ cards
Children are to be given ‘Ozzie Gotcha Cards’ for any display of general positive behaviours on the playground.
The child takes the ‘Ozzie Gotcha’ card back to their classroom where the teacher records the award on a class list.
Once children have collected 10 playground ‘Ozzie Gotcha’ cards they are awarded with a Bronze Ozzie Award at assembly.
Type 2: Ozzie Classroom Reward Systems
When a child consistently follows class rules and try his/her best, the child will be awarded with a stamp or token. Once the child has received 20 stamps on their ‘Ozzie Class Chart’, they will be awarded with a Bronze Ozzie Award at Assembly.
Silver Ozzie Awards
When a child has earned four Bronze Ozzie Awards (from the classroom and/or playground) they can be presented to the principal in exchange for a Silver Ozzie Award. The bronze certificates are stapled together and indelibly marked to avoid being reused.
Gold Ozzie Award and Ozzie Badge
The Gold Ozzie Award and Ozzie Badge will be an ‘ultimate’ reward given to students who continually do the right thing in the classroom and the playground. An Ozzie Badge and Gold Award can only be awarded after earning four Silver Ozzie Awards.