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Supporting Our Students

"At Thomas More College we have a number of policies and strategies which support student welfare and learning"


Our strategies and practices to promote positive student behaviour and to maintain a climate of respect include:

  • Promote practice which develops the self-esteem of young people.
  • Support all members of the College community in their respective roles as parents, students and staff.
  • Develop a community which is characterised by respect for the individual, and the group.
  • Promote a learning environment within which the individual and the group feel valued and safe physically and socially.
  • Develop in young people a sense of responsibility for their way of life and a desire to become more fully alive to their potential as those created in the image of God.
  • Develop within the student an ability to identify the impact of their behaviours on others and to identify those attitudes which promote caring behaviours. (SACCS 4.1.1)

 

Structures, systems and policies to support student welfare:

  • Complaints or grievances policy for students and staff
  • Critical Incident Plans
  • Medical Plans
  • Responding to Abuse and Neglect procedures
  • Accidents and incident register
  • First aid policy and procedures
  • Internet use policy and procedures
  • Supervision of student policy
  • College Counsellors
  • Peer Support Programs
  • Academic support Structures

 

Our strateties and practices to promote positve student behaviour in order to reinforce student achievement and maintain a climate of respect:

  • Positive role-modelling by all members of the College community.
  • Homeroom Structures to support students at individual year levels.
  • Comprehensive Pastoral Care program across all Year levels.
  • The explicit teaching of Responsibility Education through the College's Pastoral Care Program.
  • Peer Support Programs
  • Student Leadership and the College SRC
  • The implementation of consistent Behaviour Management strategies across the College.
  • Positive acknowledgement of achievements and outcomes at College assemblies.

 

Teachers have the right to teach and students have the right to learn in a safe and positive learning environment. The College's Behaviour Management Policy clearly sets out the steps that are to be followed in dealing with inappropriate behaviour at Thomas More College.

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