Nice to be hearing about a larger secondary school -
Kotahitanga well embedded before PB4L
Progress slow due to size of initial team. Had reduced to a small team - and jobs 'contracted out'
We've done the ideal RHS student - but have we ever done the ideal teacher????
- interesting pages 'what to do if....'
Team - meetings optional - but small team kept momentum going
Align all paperwork with values
Eg student referral forms
After school detentions became learning opportunities - rather than punitive
At Yr12 replaced by after school parent meetings. No more afterschool detentions.
Trial and error interventions
Eg Yr 12 truancy - rewards for no ?
This morphed into students taking ownership
Positive phone calls home
Getting the message out
Third year funding spent on visual representation of the values.
Classroom competitions - the classroom that best displayed the school values.
Differentiated values for Yr levels
Students teaching students very valuable tool.
Aligned report attitude matrix - values
This became the first lesson - with a range of activities for staff to choose from.
Second lesson was around exams and study leave.
Involved the property manager!!
Build an installation from school rubbish!!
Using students to create the visuals - video
- after seniors go
- use juniors still at school
- teacher release time
When there's no funding????
- student team - expanded
- they judge classrooms
- feedback on matrix and activities
- shoulder tapped or took volunteers
- classroom competitions increased - mark sheets aligned to values
- staff prizes included a week in the principal's carpark; some afternoon release time !!!!
- certificate system revamped
- no answer yet to the whole school rewards system
- staff need to promote
- admin person offers the data
- levels of awards - from form teacher up to Principal
- data shared - class data
'Stop the bus' lessons
-1 per term - based on bubbling issues
- Cybersafety / Manners / Litter
- different lessons for different levels
- huge reductions in discipline and suspension data
- increase in class attendance
- importance of acknowledgment over reward