From the Acting Principal...

posted 24 May 2017, 17:29 by Russell Street School Office   [ updated 24 May 2017, 21:18 by James Rea ]
Kaiora Parents and Caregivers,


Many of you may be aware this week is bully free week, a week that is aimed at raising the profile of children who are the focus of mistreatment from their peers. At Russell Street we are privileged to have a strong culture of support and caring among the students, staff and wider community. To ensure this continues we aim to work closely with families communicating where we have concerns and exploring emerging issues thoroughly.


As part of our ongoing inquiry into student culture and wellbeing we complete a twice yearly survey of students in Year 3-6 to check that we are not missing any developing trends or  individuals who are feeling alone and disconnected from school. We are proud of the findings in the survey and it is heartening that nearly all of the students are enjoying their schooling and interactions with peers and staff. While it would be naive to think there are no bullying behaviors at Russell Street, we feel we are informed and aware of the small issues that arise and work well with the students and families to keep these manageable so children can enjoy their schooling and keep the focus on learning.


A link to the summary of the children’s survey can be found here. We would also like to have a parents perspective before submitting the culture report to the BOT. If you have time please complete the survey embedded in this post or linked here.