At Tewantin State School, we have high expectations for students and their behaviour. In 2010, Pelican Pete helped to launch our Schoolwide Positive Behaviour Support Program.
The launch promoted our three rules, which focus on how to be safe, how to be a learner and how to be respectful. A matrix has been developed, which clearly shows students how to follow these three rules in various locations within the school.
Staff members at our school focus on explicitly teaching students the expectations and by having a common and consistent language across the whole school, all students are more able to reach their full potential and display appropriate behaviour.
Tewantin State School has a major focus on the positive aspects of students' behaviour while still addressing other behaviours. Our school looks to reward students for doing the right thing. All students are rewarded through Pelican stickers, Pelican certificates and Pelican badges. Students also have the opportunity to earn Tewantin Tickets, which are drawn on weekly parades.
Tewantin State School students each term learn anti-bullying strategies.
The Tewantin State School Responsible Behaviour Plan clearly outlines consequences for any form of bullying and we are fortunate to have a Guidance Officer to support us in this area.