At Richmond Road School, we value respect for all children, teachers and families
Te Kura o Ritimana positive reinforcement (schoolwide)
Cards – blue/green/white
Teachers may send children who are making the right choices with the green card up to the DP’s/Principals when appropriate.
Green – making good choices
Blue – thinking time (buddy up classes/rōpū)
White – serious offences (straight to David/Emma/Jacqui)
Before level 1 and using this process use your own class processes for creating a positive classroom environment i.e group points/treasure box/stickers etc
Level 1: Warning given by teacher (lower level behaviours)
Level 2: Continuing behaviour. Sent to another teacher for ‘thinking time’. This is a reflective time and children need to return to class to have an opportunity to rectify their choice of behaviour
• Use blue card for ‘thinking time’. This a short period of time 10-15 mins(max) for reflection and then back to class.
Level 3: If behaviour continues, warning and second ‘thinking time’ (in one day) send to another class/space. Use blue card. 10-15 mins and let rōpū leader know.
Level 4: If disruptive behaviour continues (same day) send to rōpū leader or David/ Emma/ Jacqui – class teacher to ring parent. May result in ‘no play’ day.
Level 5: Another incident (Level 1-4 is repeated in a week) Rōpū leader or Deputy Principal to contact parents/whānau – could be phone call/letter/make a meeting time or ALL
Level 6: At any time, Swearing/Physical harm/Verbal harm white card is straight to David/Emma/Jacqui
Note: Serious or ongoing incidents may result in parents coming to the school to meet with teacher/Deputy Principal/Principal. Notebook between student/family and classroom teacher may be an option for a trial period. School trips and other school excursions may not be available to students who are not able to take direction from teachers and staff whilst at school. This is a safety issue.
Consequences for serious behaviours – meaningful to the student and will be discussed with Rōpū leaders when required to see what might be deemed appropriate.
*we will review these processes at the end of the term.