We believe through living our values, building growth mindsets and professionally developing our staff we can build a safe and supportive learning environment.
We are a ‘Growth Mindset’ School where we encourage students to take risks with their learning- to have a try with the confidence that it is okay to make mistakes. Learning and task mastery is a process – It’s not that we can’t do it…we just can’t do it yet!
We have embarked on the Berry Street Educational Model professional development program with a focus on positive education for academic and personal growth for all students.
SCHOOL WIDE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT SYSTEM
Upwey South Primary School’s acknowledgement system is an organised and consistent way to recognise students who meet your school’s behavioural expectations. The purpose of our acknowledgement system is to prompt adults to respond positively when a student engages in the behavioural expectations.
Our learning environment is supported by visiting services, such as OnPsych, Speech Pathology and the School Nurse Program.
LIVING OUR VALUES
We acknowledge and celebrate our students’ efforts to enact our school values with awards presented at our weekly and end of term whole school assemblies. Students can also get ‘caught out’ in the playground with our on-the-spot ‘Gotcha Awards’ for demonstrating values in action.
We also have a number of school policies that focus on Student and Community Welfare. You can review our policies in detail here.