It is essential that your child brings an appropriate sized, bag to each session, as it will need to contain their drink bottle, lunch and morning tea containers and a set of spare clothes.
Smoking is not permitted within the School grounds.
Student Welfare and Management
At Wanniassa School we value that everyone is an individual and that we all have the special qualities that make us who we are. It is important that students are treated with respect. Learning how to act, interact and to manage ones emotions is part of the overall learning process. Children’s learning in this area is planned for and supported. Developing positive relationships between children, staff and families provides the most effective means of promoting positive behaviours and social interactions. Classroom practices that provide the children with a sense of belonging and with a consistent and predictable environment support the development of social and emotional skills, interpersonal problem solving and friendship skills. Particular programs are also used to help develop children’s’ knowledge particularly when they are beginning Preschool and learning to be part of a group. Within the group, each child needs to feel safe and happy, to learn without interruption and to have a pleasant and clean environment. Based on these points, children will learn simple guidelines for appropriate behaviour. These are discussed with the children and repeated as required to encourage children’s cooperation. Children are reminded in positive ways including specific praise (e.g. “Great sharing!), smiles and statements which value their cooperation. It is expected that children’s learning takes time and that there will be situations where they will experience some frustration. We observe carefully and try to step in when redirection or mediation are needed. Staff are happy to discuss any concerns that may arise within this area of learning and to work closely with families.
The school has a Student Management and Wellbeing policy that outlines the steps for addressing student welfare and management issues.