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Behaviour Management Plan

The School-wide Behaviour Management Plan aims to provide a consistent ‘whole school community’ approach to student behaviour management. Our aim is to ensure we all work and play in a positive, safe and happy school environment.

The plan clearly defines expectation and codes of behaviour so that all students know exactly what is expected of them.

The expectations, as stated, merely require students to be good citizens. As good citizens they will find ‘The Intermediate Normal Way’ easy to observe.

Our Behaviour Management Plan is based on RESPECT

  • Respect for ourselves
  • Respect for others
  • Respect for property
  • Every student has the right to enjoy our school, to feel safe and secure without the threat of being bullied, put down, name called or teased by others
  • Every student has the right to learn in class without disruption
  • Every teacher has the right to enjoy their teaching without disruption or disobedience

The Intermediate Normal Way

We respect the rights of everyone to learn in a safe, supportive and attractive environment.

We show respect to ourselves by ..

being honest and fair
  • following directions the first time they are given
  • being in the correct place at the correct time with the correct equipment
  • wearing our uniform correctly

We show respect to others by …
  • respecting the rights of others to feel safe and supported
  • allowing others to learn uninterrupted
  • allowing others to make the most of opportunities
  • using manners

We respect property by …
  • looking after our own belongings
  • respecting others’ property
  • respecting the school’s property
  • respecting the environment



Rewards For Good Behaviour

The school acknowledges regularly the many students who, through work and play, and model high standards of behaviour and attitude – ‘The Intermediate Normal Way’.

Positive recognition and acknowledgement is the key to an effective behaviour management plan.

As a school we achieve this in a variety of ways:
  • Valuable Person Awards (VP Awards) awarded by teacher on the spot
  • Valuable Person Awards - school-wide draw every Monday morning at assembly
  • Notes in Log Book to parents
  • Phone calls to parents
  • Teacher individual class certificates / stickers etc
  • Specific written feedback
  • Verbal praise and recognition

We all have a part to play in our Behaviour Management Plan

  • Clear expectation of what is acceptable behaviour at Palmerston North Intermediate Normal School
  • A fair and consistent approach to school discipline
  • Promote a climate of responsibility and self discipline
  • High expectations of attitude and performance
  • A co-operative consultative attitude
  • Fairness and impartiality
  • Consistency
  • Promote and explain ‘The Intermediate Normal Way’
  • Recognise and acknowledge good citizenship
  • Awareness of the school Expectations ‘The Intermediate Normal Way’
  • Respect for self, others and property
  • Good citizenship
  • Pride in work, class, school, uniform, representing our school
  • Discuss with your child ‘The Intermediate Way’, and what good citizenship means
  • Seek clarification from your child’s teacher or senior management re any concerns regarding your child’s attitude / behaviour
  • Discuss with your child appropriate ways to respond if their rights are infringed
  • Recognise and affirm your child’s positive qualities by valuing them for who they are

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