At Bradshaw Primary School we support students' academic, social and emotional well-being. This a joint responsibility from home and at school. To foster optimal learning, and to develop supportive and cooperative school environment, we encourage positive and responsible
We believe in supoprting our students to become caring, considerate, compassionate and active community members. We do this by teaching social skills that completement our school values. To do this we use the TRIBES Learning Community program that has five agreements that underpin and guide students and teachers, These agreements are:
- Mutual respect
- Attentive listening
- Appreviations, no put downs
- Personal best and personal responsibility
- Right to pass
Bradshaw is a Kidsmatter school. KidsMatter is a mental health and wellbeing framework for primary schools, early childhood education and is a framework that helps schools grow health minds and healthy communities.
Our school community encourages a positive whole school approach to behaviour. Based on the Safe Schools NT Code of Behaviour, we foster a school climate within which personal responsibility and self-discipline are developed in order to ensure a safe environment for all. This policy is underpinned by Restorative Practice theory. This means that we operate with firm but fair limits, and focus on repairing harm and building positive relationships with all members of the school community.
We believe that everyone within the school community has:
- the right to be respected by others
- the right to learn and to teach
- the right to feel safe
Bullying & Harassment
Bradshaw School implements both Tribes and Friendly Schools and Families practices to develop protective strategies to counter bullying and harassment and preventative practices to limit incidences of bullying including:
- talking regularly and openly about bullying
- teaching lessons to promote self-awareness, self-esteem, networking, tolerance, social skills, positive self-talk, resilience and assertiveness
- emphasising the role of the bystanders/onlookers as a powerful anti-bullying group
- supporting all people involved in instances of bullying and providing an environment to promote change.
- promoting anti bullying through lessons, parent newsletters, and displays.
Health of Children
Fit for school: Parents must ensure that children are in good health and ready for the school day. The school has a sick room where students who are hurt or become ill during the school day can rest quietly while parents are contacted to take the child home.
Head Lice: Parents and Carers are asked to be vigilant about head lice and check and treat hair regularly. Children with head lice are sent home at the end of the school day with a note indicating the need for nit treatment. Notes will be sent home with students if head lice have been discovered in their class to alert parents of the need to check and if necessary treat their children.
Immunisation: Please provide details of immunisation status on enrolment so that children at risk of infection can be quickly identified in the event of a disease outbreak. Children who are recorded as not being immunised may be sent home on such an occasion.
Medication: Where possible, student medication should be administered by parents at home. If medications must be administered at school, a medication permission form must be completed and signed.
Sun Safety: Bradshaw School follows the recommendations of the Northern Territory Cancer Council. It is a requirement of the school that children wear hats at all times when they are outdoors. Children without hats will be confined to undercover areas during play sessions.
The Irrkerlantye Program offers a range of wrap around supports to identified Indigenous students who require intensive health, wellbeing and education support to access school.