Warnbro Primary School is committed to providing all students, staff and parents with a learning environment that is welcoming, cooperative, supportive and safe. The school’s Behaviour Management Policy is developed in consultation with the school community, and endorsed by the School Board. It complies with the requirements of the Department’s Student Behaviour in Public Schools Policy.

Our intent is to create a learning environment within our school that embeds the school’s core values of, Respect, Excellence, Responsibility and Safety, to support students to develop resilience, make positive choices and accept responsibility for their actions. We adopt the belief that through poor choices students can learn important lessons, and further develop responsibility and independence. We are committed to using ‘Restorative Practices’ where following a behaviour incident students engage in a conversation (with their teacher or administrator) designed to encourage reflection and to minimise damage to relationships. The focus is on the behaviour exhibited, not the child.

Our school wide implementation of The Zones of Regulation and complementary Health Education programs serve to support this aim. Our use of Restorative Practice aims to preserve relationships once a disciplinary action has taken place. This document also articulates the expectations of the school community in relation to student engagement including strategies to address bullying and school attendance.

Key Principles

The following principles guide Warnbro Primary School in our management of all student behaviour:

Staff will:


Consistency: Follow the procedures so that issues of fairness and equity are minimised.

Process: Have an understanding of action-consequence.

Restorative Practice: Engage the student in a conversation designed to encourage reflection and minimise damage to relationships.  Each classroom has a copy of the Restorative Questions.

Communication: Work collaboratively with parents and maintain regular, open lines of communication.  Parents are informed as per the policy regarding both positive and negative student behaviour.

Inclusivity: When dealing with students the following issues will be considered related to inclusive practices:

  • An awareness of the cultural background of students and in particular, social formalities that may be contrary to the expected norms in the school.
  • Accommodating for different starting levels of social skills that students bring to school.
  • Recognising the previous home experiences that a child may bring to situations where an expected code of behaviour is required.
  • The use of an IBP to accommodate for individual needs of particular students.


Steps taken for inappropriate behaviour in the classroom

  1. Students are given a friendly verbal reminder of the expected behaviour.
  2. Students are given a formal warning, recorded in the class tracking book.
  3. Student is given a time out in the classroom. Reflection is encouraged. Recorded in the class tracking book. On the student’s return a brief restorative conversation will take place.
  4. Student is given a time out in another classroom and asked to complete a written reflection, based on Restorative Practice. A restorative conversation is initiated by the teacher. Parent contact is made by the classroom teacher. Written reflection sheet will be sent home to be signed and returned Behaviour will be entered into SIS by the teacher.
  5. Student is sent to administration with a red Classroom Incident Report. A further consequence (reprimand, detention, loss of privilege, shadow duty teacher, withdrawal or suspension) may be issued. Parent contact is made by classroom teacher and entered into SIS by the teacher.


Fast Track

Any behaviours deemed to be extreme, including (but not limited to) bullying, physical violence or racism, will be fast tracked by the teacher to Administration. A consequence (reprimand, detention, loss of privilege, withdrawal or suspension) may be issued. Parents will be notified by Administration. Behaviour entered into SIS by administration.


Restorative Practice

Restorative Practices assist teachers, students and parents to build, maintain and restore relationships. They will also help to build the student’s capacity to self-regulate behaviour and contributes to the improvement of learning outcomes.

After a behaviour incident, the staff member will engage students in a restorative conversation, to encourage reflection and to restore any damage to relationships. The following questions can be used to facilitate the conversation.


When challenging behaviour:

  • What happened?
  • What were you thinking at the time?
  • What have you thought about since?
  • Who has been affected by what you have done?
  • In what way have they been affected?
  • What do you think you need to do to make things right?


To help those affected:

  • What did you think when you realised what had happened?
  • What impact has this incident had on you and others?
  • What has been the hardest thing for you?
  • What do you think needs to happen to make things right?



Bullying is when an individual or group misuses power to target another individual or group to intentionally threaten or harm them in an ongoing manner.


Excursions and In-School Events

A student’s participation in any activity organised by Warnbro Primary School is always at the Principal’s discretion. Any student whose behaviour may be of risk to themselves or other student may be deemed ineligible to attend.


Rights and Responsibilities


Students have the right to: Students have the responsibility to:
Learn in a purposeful and supportive environment

Work and play in a safe, secure, friendly and clean environment

Be treated with respect, courtesy and honesty

Be heard

Receive respect and kindness from others

Make mistakes and learn from them

An Engaging curriculum

Show respect and kindness to all members of the school community

Attend school

Ensure that they are punctual, polite and prepared

Set goals and work towards achieving them

Develop their resiliency

Ensure their behaviour is not disruptive to the learning of others

Ensure that the school environment is kept neat, tidy and secure

Behave in a way that protects the safety and wellbeing of others

Communicate issues and concerns to parents and teachers

Value and respect the whole school community

Follow school rules

Accept consequences for their actions and learn from possible good choices


Staff have the right to: Staff have the responsibility to:
Be treated with courtesy and honesty

Receive respect and kindness from others

Teach in a safe, secure and clean environment

Teach in a purposeful and non-disruptive environment

Receive cooperation and support from parents

Model and demonstrate courteous and honest behaviour

Show respect and kindness to all members of the community

Model resiliency

Ensure that the school environment is kept neat tidy and secure

Establish positive relationships with students and parents

Ensure good organisation and planning

Provide an engaging curriculum

Report student progress to parents and students

Implement Positive School Engagement Policy

Know the school rules and incentive programs and show consistency when enforcing them



Parents have the right to: Parents have the responsibility to:
Be treated with courtesy and honesty

Receive respect and kindness from others

Be informed of course and curriculum material, student engagement and attendance procedures and decisions affecting their child’s education, health and welfare

Be informed of their child’s progress

Access a meaningful and adequate education for their child

Be heard in an appropriate forum on matters related to the rights of their child’s education

Model and demonstrate courteous and honest behaviour

Show respect and kindness to all members of the school community

Ensure that their child attends school and is punctual

Inform staff of any concerns regarding their child’s health or welfare that may impact upon learning

Ensure their child’s health and welfare is at an optimum for learning

Ensure their child has the materials to participate in all learning activities.

Support the school in the education of their child.




Code of Conduct

The School’s Code of Conduct was developed in consultation with staff, the School Board and our student population.


  • Be kind and courteous to all members of the Warnbro Community.
  • Follow instructions given by all staff members.
  • Use whole body to listen actively to the person speaking and raise my hand to speak.
  • Treat all school and personal property with care.
  • Show respect for self and always do my best.
  • Let others learn.
  • Proudly wear my Warnbro school uniform.


  • Have high expectations for self and others
  • Practice and promote the school’s expectations
  • Be fair and accepting of difference
  • Be empowered and take pride in all you do
  • Set goals and seek feedback to act upon
  • Celebrate improvement


  • Be punctual and organised for learning with all equipment.
  • Take responsibility for my actions and be honest about my behaviour.
  • Participate actively in all Warnbro activities.
  • Understand that with rights comes responsibility and that there are consequences for poor behavioural choices.
  • Act in a safe manner both in and out of the classroom.


  • Maintain a healthy and hygienic environment
  • Follow teacher direction
  • Follow the rules in class and the playground
  • Practice and promote protective behaviours