How does the new approach to behaviour work?
Children who keep the school rules during the day will receive a tick at the end of the school day. Junior and Senior Infant pupils will receive a small prize or a whole class activity when they earn 5 ticks. From First class upwards pupils will receive a small prize or a whole class activity when they earn 10 ticks.
The six school rules that the pupils are asked to keep are:
1. Kind Hands
2. Kind Feet
3. Kind Words
4. Good Listening
5. Good Work
6. Respect for teachers and others
Children who do not keep the school rules will follow a sequence of very clear steps. You can see the sequence of steps for each year group by following the links below.
How will parents know about their child’s behaviour?
We encourage parents to ask their children every day whether they got their tick or not. Ticks are given every day. We also encourage you to praise your child when he/she receives a prize. If your child did not get his/her tick, you can consult with the Behaviour Steps in the documents above which will give you an outline of how many steps your child reached before losing his/her tick. You will receive a note home from the class teacher, if your son/daughter was still not keeping the rules after losing his/her tick. If your child had to be sent to the Principal’s office during the school day, you will receive a note home from the Principal. We are very excited about this new positive approach to behaviour and we are expecting to see lots of ticks, lots of smiling faces and lots of prizes. We are looking forward to seeing all the pupils keeping the school rules throughout the day.