Botany Public School

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Restorative Practices and Student Wellbeing

Student Wellbeing

Botany Public School’s wellbeing framework is built around a whole-school philosophy based on relationships, empathy and resilience. This underpins all aspects of student wellbeing across the school. We do this to create a flourishing and inclusive school community which supports students to become connected, successful and thriving.

Restorative Practices

Relationships and wellbeing form the basis for quality teaching and learning at Botany PS. With an explicit focus on building positive relationships between staff and students, teachers ensure they work WITH students, demonstrating high levels of both control and support. 

School Rules

At Botany PS our school rules set clear and consistent expectations across the school. Students know the school rules and, when the rules are broken, a clear set of consequences are put in place. Reflective conversations, based on the principles of restorative practices, ensure we learn from the mistakes made and students are given the opportunity to ‘make things right’. 

Core Values

The NSW Department of Education’s ten core values help students to make the right choices about their behaviour throughout the school day. These values are:

·      INTEGRITY: Being consistently honest and trustworthy.

·      EXCELLENCE:  Striving for the highest personal achievement in all aspects of schooling and individual and community action, work and life-long learning.

·      RESPECT:  Having regard for yourself and others, lawful and just authority and diversity within Australian society and accepting the right of others to hold different or opposing views.

·      RESPONSIBILITY:  Being accountable for your individual and community's actions towards yourself, others and the environment.

·      COOPERATION: Working together to achieve common goals, providing support to others and engaging in peaceful resolution of conflict.

·      PARTICIPATION: Being a proactive and productive individual and group member, having pride in and contributing to the social and economic wealth of the community and the nation.

·      CARE: Concern for the wellbeing of yourself and others, demonstrating empathy and acting with compassion.

·      FAIRNESS: Being committed to the principles of social justice and opposing prejudice, dishonesty and injustice.

·      DEMOCRACY: Accepting and promoting the rights, freedoms and responsibilities of being an Australian citizen.