Harbord Public School

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Student welfare

Harbord Public School and staff are committed to providing a learning environment in which our students are nurtured, guided, inspired and challenged.

Our Vision is to assist and support students to find the joy in learning, to build their skills and understanding and to make sense of their world

Our Goal is to use effective teaching practices to enable students to become increasingly self-motivated learners, confident and creative individuals, with the personal resources for future success and wellbeing

Rationale Our student welfare policy will provide opportunities for student to:

Connect: Our students will be actively connected to their learning, have positive and respectful  relationships, make a useful     contribution to the school and experience a sense of belonging to their school and community.

Succeed: Our students will be valued, respected, encouraged, supported and empowered to succeed.

Thrive: Our students will derive enjoyment from their learning and grow and flourish, do well and prosper


At Harbord School, our behaviour expectations and actions are underpinned by ‘The Harbord Way’.

We implement teaching and learning approaches to support the development of skills needed by students to meet our high standards for respectful, safe and engaged behaviour.

Respect:  Students will

  • Treat one another with dignity
  • Speak and behave courteously
  • Cooperate with others
  • Develop positive and respectful relationships and think about the effect on relationships before acting
  • Value the interests, ability and culture of others
  • Negotiate and resolve conflict with empathy

Responsibility:  Students will

  • Model and follow departmental, school behaviour  expectations and conduct
  • Take personal responsibility for behaviour and actions
  • Care for self and others
  • Take care with property
  • Avoid dangerous behaviour and encourage others to do so as well

Personal Best:  Students will

  • Dress appropriately by complying with the school uniform or dress code
  • Attend school every day
  • Arrive at school and class on time
  • Be prepared for every lesson
  • Actively participate in learning
  • Aspire and strive to achieve the highest standards of learning