Our school behaviour programme is totally based on our values. The influence of these values form a strong thread through all aspects of our school day. There are numerous key components which staff use to weave our values into teaching and learning.
The key elements are linked to:
# building positive relationships
# developing a good class tone
# creating a positive playground
In building relationships we must develop and sustain positive and effective communication with our pupils, staff and community. Clear expectations of work habits, behaviours and standards are established providing clear and effective management strategies. Teachers ensure there is a well prepared programme with relevant and stimulating learning activities that cater for the needs of our students. it is also important that our students are provided with the opportunities to develop a sense of responsibility and leadership. During our students break times clear guidelines for safe and peaceful use of the playground, which are consistently enforced by duty teachers, class teachers and at assemblies, are critically important. Incorporating all of the above ensure that our values are very much part of what we stand for at Manaia View School.
Living the Dream is supported by a written schoolwide behaviour document which includes sections that cover:
# Nga Uara, our values
# Identifying Key Elements in School Behaviour
# Our Behaviour Steps
# Class Expectations
# Social Skills Programme details
# Paperwork including Incident report forms, SSC attendance form and Positive Behaviour booklet, models of letters to parents etc.
# Ideas and Activities for Classrooms
# Readings and Research.
Every teacher has a copy of this and regular professional development is completed to ensure consistency of expectations and process. Currently MVS participating in the Positive Behaviour for learning programme - a MoE initiative which totally supports and reinforces our current programme. There are further details about this initiative towrds the end of this explanation.
More information about the entire behaviour programme is available by contacting the school. Every fortnight our school newsletter has a page which covers each of the aspects of our programme. These newsletters are posted on our website.
If you require any further information about our behaviour programme, Living the Dream, please do not hesitate t contact me at school.
Positive Behaviour 4 Learning
Manaia View School continues to be part of the Positive Behavior 4 Learning(PB4L) contract. PB4Lis a programme that is supported by the Ministry of Education and promotes and maximizes academic achievement and behavioral competence in our students. It is a school-wide strategy for helping all students achieve important social and learning goals. It has brought together effective practices, interventions and strategies which have considerable research backing their success.
We all know that when good behavior and good teaching come together, our students will excel in their learning. There are a number of schools in Northland region who are proud to be a part of this exciting initiative.
As part of the PB4L programme we have reviewed and extended clear expectations for the behavior we expect in all areas of our school. Our values based programme, Living the Dream, is soundly supported by our involvement in PB4L as we explicitly teach those expectations to the students and reward them frequently with positive notes, assembly certificates and prizes for their great behavior. The expectations for all student behaviour is clear throughout our classrooms and playground areas.
We know that by helping students practice good behavior, we will build a school community where all students have an environment where they can succeed, achieve and grow. This was taken a step further with a group from Pukeko Echo Film Crew worked together, under the guidance of Brandy Henare(one of our student PET directors) to create a film on how to farewell bullying. It was based on the role of our values and how if every one of us lived by these values bullying would have no place in our world. This movie formed part of a Northland initiative which focussed on the impact of bullying on our youth.
To watch this movie please click ....
If you wish to know more about Living the Dream please go to our Newsletter page of our website where you will find more detailed information.
- our values
Manakitanga - Respect
We respect others.
We respect the environment.
We respect ourselves.
We are polite to everyone.
Aroha - Love
We show kindness to others.
We are happy and positive.
We try our very best.
We are responsible and make good choices.
We strive to do our best.
We can be relied on always.
Whakapono - Honesty
We are honest.
We play fairly together.
We stand tall - we are proud!
We listen to others.
We work together as a team.
We are leaders and helpers.