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At Hebersham Public School good discipline and effective learning rely on the positive partnership between teachers, parents, carers and students. This partnership strives to develop in the students an understanding of appropriate behaviours. It is a partnership based on shared responsibility and mutual respect.
Parents and carers are responsible for ensuring their children attend school every day. They share in the responsibility of shaping their children's understandings and attitudes about acceptable behaviour.
Teachers are responsible for the education and care of their students. Their task is to provide the best possible programs to meet the needs, capabilities and aspirations of each student. They are also responsible for communicating with parents and carers about the behaviour and educational progress of their students.
As children grow, they become more active participants in this partnership. The partnership is based on mutual respect with each partner supporting the decisions and sharing the responsibilities.
At Hebersham Public School we have three expectations in all areas of school life. We call these expectations the Pride Guide: Be a Learner, Be Respectful and Be Safe.
|Description||Hebersham Public School (HPS) in Mt Druitt was established in 1972 on Dharug land. Literacy, numeracy and student welfare are key focus areas. The positive behaviour for learning (PBL) philosophy is embedded into school culture. The whole community has embraced the pride guide (PBL): be a learner; be respectful; and be safe. These rules are displayed in all areas and are explicitly taught to students for all settings. The learning support team (LST) is well established. The PBL/LST framework supports students, teachers and parents. Accelerated Literacy; QuickSmart; Spelling Mastery; Connected Maths; and Connected Classrooms are key programs. Enrolment is currently 580 with 49% of students from non English speaking backgrounds and 11% from an Aboriginal background. There are 22 mainstream classes and three support classes - two for autism and one for emotional disturbance. HPS is on the priority schools program and from 2010 is included in the Low SES School Communities National Partnerships initiative. HPS competes successfully in the district sport and public speaking competitions and performs in dance and choral festivals. The P&C Association strongly supports school programs.|
At Hebersham Public School we believe that recognition of student achievement plays a vital role in the development of an effective learning environment.
As a whole school we recognise student achievement through:
These are awarded to students who exhibit citizenship and follow the Pride Guide in their stage. They are presented three times a term at the K-6 Assemblies.
Students who consistently act as role models in the school and promote the notion of a peaceful school are nominated for Peace Awards. These are presented at department assemblies throughout the year. Students also earn House points.
Students ‘caught' following the Pride Guide in the playground are awarded Pride tickets. A student from K-2 and 3-6 will each be drawn each week at the assemblies to receive a special prize from the principal.
Worker of the Week and merit certificates are awarded at assemblies as well as assembly pride cards. Attendance awards are given for 100% attendance each term. University testing certificates are also presented to students who participate in these exams for Spelling, English and Mathematics in Years 3-6. Sporting awards for Swimming, Cross-Country and Athletics are presented at assemblies throughout the year.
End of Year Assemblies
Major sporting awards are presented at the end of year Sports Assembly. Awards for academic achievement, excellence in a key learning area, outstanding citizenship and consistent effort are presented at the end of year Academic Assembly. A special award, the Anthony Pittman Memorial Award, is awarded to an Aboriginal student in recognition of their outstanding achievement.
Individual Class Incentives
Each class reinforces the Pride Guide in a variety of ways, such as merit awards, class pride cards and class pride awards.