The Pt England Way
The Pt England Values are delivered via the Key Competencies and are thoroughly integrated with all curriculum and school life.
The values of the Pt England Way have been thoroughly discussed with the school community and developed over years. They are:
We believe these values easily cover the intent of the New Zealand Curriculum which encourages:
The values of the Pt England Way come under the expressed mission we have shared as a learning community for the last eighteen years:
"To work in partnership with our community to build a Path To Success for the children we share."
The Pt England Way is placed firmly under the kaupapa of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and seeks to honour and ensure the values of:
The Pt England Way is designed to make Pt England School and the Pt England Learning Community one of character where:
The Pt England Way is designed to make our school a safe and joyful learning community for all who are part of it. It emphasises and teaches how to behave rather than teaching against how not to behave as we have evidence that this is what works in our community.
The Pt England Way does include consequences and disciplinary measures where necessary but the intentional instruction is toward the desired behaviour.
We believe this approach successfully covers the Curriculum, Good Practice and Ministry requirements for programmes that:
1. Programme Delivery
3 of the nine values are embedded in the school culture and emphasised every year.
The other 6 values are each taught and emphasised for a year at a time so that by the end of a child's 6 years at Pt England, they have been exposed to each one intensively for a year. The other values get consolidated and maintained during each year.
Every Friday at School Assembly the 'Korero' for the week is
presented by the principal and introduces or emphasises the aspect of
the annual value or maintenance of one of the other values, that the
staff have decided is timely or important.
Every Friday at School Assembly there is a quiz to see who can remember the values or aspects of the past weeks in the term. A weekly reward system acknowledges those who are noticed practicing the weekly virtue.
During the subsequent week the Korero is consolidated by teachers in classrooms, by playing an aspect of it on P.E.N.N. our daily television news service, by playing it weekly on schoolTV our weekly public broadcast, and by having students create digital work on the subject and publish it on the internet.
2. Programme Design
The Pt England Way is a responsive kaupapa that we develop over time. It is never finished and often is evolved to meet current needs. Within this design and change we have some constant parameters:
Current Agreed Sayings:
4. Programme Resources:
We have an extensive bank of songs, movies, animations, slideshows etc. on our school network. Some of these were created by students, some by staff, some co-created.
Our Student Care & Management structure is a network of caring people, rather than a ‘steps’ system that locks us into particular punitive consequences for particular student actions or infringements.
Our School Rules are:
These are things that will help us as teachers and help our
students behave well, whilst retaining a warm positive environment. The
idea behind the proposal of these consistent practices is that, if they are by and large applied consistently across the
year levels, as children move up through the school they will have
become accustomed to and successful in these expectations. It is not to lock
the teacher in so that they must be applied on each & every
Consistency of Application:
1. Classroom Time-Out
2. Time-Out in Another Room
We will all insist on politeness; please, thank-you, excuse me, titles, polite language to strangers.
4. Corridor Travel
5. Inside Classrooms
Only when teacher is present.
Only when teacher is present
Weekly tidy class prize
Clean-up after morning Tea and lunch. Monitors only, -no more than 5 mins
Make offenders clean up
House Captains to help enforce
8. Friendly, kind behaviour
We will all work to reduce the culture of inappropriate challenge.
9. The Pt. England Way
We will all use this phrase to discuss appropriate and inappropriate behaviour.
Key Competencies Current Focus
Teaching Student Behaviour:
Using Language, Symbols and Texts
These are to be completely integrated into The Pt England Way
Participating in a Group
Language for appropriate behaviour:
Ideas for teaching behaviour:
Complete integration with Speaking & Listening, Social Participation, Specific Behaviours
Contexts for Teaching Responsibility
Integration with Individual Responsibility, Social Responsibility, Specific Behaviours