Warbuton Primary School has a strong sense of connection to community, and nature, grounded by our five school values of Respect, Integrity, Bravery, Personal Best and Strength. This aligns with our personal ethos about our place in the community and the need to be an upstander and a positive influence. The staff are open and friendly with an 'open door' policy, meaning that parents feel welcome at all times to stay updated on their child's progress and help out in the classroom. The Harvest Cafe kitchen garden program is the heart centre of the school, bringing students together weekly to sow, harvest, eat, and then repeat this process. This learning helps students to build a sense of community and a connection to the natural world.
School Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS)
School Wide Positive Behaviour Support is a system of tools and strategies for defining, teaching, acknowledging appropriate behaviour, and correcting inappropriate behaviour. It is a framework for creating customised school systems that support student outcomes and academic success. SWPBS is for the whole school, it is preventative, and switches focus from negative behaviours and exchanges, to positive expectations and interactions – leading to the promotion of social proficiency and academic success.
At Warburton Primary School we have embedded SWPBS throughout the school as a way of building positive expectations, and also a way of amplifying student voice. Students gain 'stars' when they show positive beahviours, which work towards a whole-school total each term. When the school reaches the target, the students choose a whole-school reward!
Respectful Relationships Education is the holistic approach to school-based, primary prevention of gender-based violence. It uses the education system as a catalyst for generational and cultural change by engaging schools, as both educational institutions and workplaces, to comprehensively address the drivers of gender-based violence and create a future free from such violence.
For more information, go to: Respectful Relationships
Catching on Early - Sexuality Education
Catching On Early is an evidence-based resource founded on the latest research into sexuality education and child sexual development. Its developmentally-based program is designed to help schools teach the sexuality education components of the Victorian Curriculum from Foundation to Year 6 in the Health and Physical Education and Interpersonal Development domains.
The program uses active learning strategies to build on students’ early learning and experiences about gender, bodies and relationships. It combines the biological, social and emotional aspects of sexuality education to assist schools in meeting students’ needs as they relate to sexual growth and change, focusing on the following six areas:
1. Knowing Me, Knowing You
2. Growing and Changing
3. My Body
5. Someone to Talk To
6. Where Did I Come From?
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We are an eSmart School, and both students and parents sign a policy agreement for use of information technology at our school. We also teach cybersafty through reosurces provided by the eSafety Commissioner, which can be found here. There is also a Paent Resource page, found here.
Cyber Bullying Factsheet