At St Mark’s we have Three Expectations that
help us all to be the best people we can be. These expectations are
underpinned by our School Wide Behaviour For Learning framework (SPBL).
The Three Expectations are:
I can be safe
I can be respectful
I can be a learner
What is SPBL?
It is a comprehensive, integrated whole
school approach to student wellbeing and behaviour. SPBL is closely aligned to
the KidsMatter framework as they both look at developing and maintaining
students wellbeing and mental health which clearly improves learning.
All staff and students will work from
the whole school positive behaviour for learning expectations matrix that names the positive
behaviour that we expect all students to display at St Mark’s.
St Mark’s has a Restorative Practice program.
The aim of the program focuses on making friends and caring for them.
Restorative Practice aims to:
- Repair the harm done to individuals and relationships
after a conflict
- Provide strategies for social and emotional learning
- Offer wrongdoing as an opportunity to learn
- Build and maintain strong and nurturing relationships
At St Mark's the Restorative Practice
philosophy focuses on:
A group of Mentors from Years 3-6 is present
on the playground every recess and lunch to help their fellow students develop
and maintain healthy relationships.