PB4L

Positive behaviour For Learning

At Hamilton Junior High School we believe in growing success for all learners. We have high expectations for our students. 

 

  • We believe that everyone will be supported and nurtured as individuals

  • All learners are given support to demonstrate the HJHS Expectations towards students, staff and our community

  • We believe that all students have the right to learn in an environment where they feel safe and valued

  • We place daily importance on responsible thinking practices which allow students to think through choices and consider the impact their decisions have on others

  • We have a restorative ethos and practice this through our behaviour management programme

HJHS Expectations

We have four core values at HJHS and these are woven into all of our teaching and learning programmes. We explicitly teach the skills required to demonstrate these expectations.

 

  • Mana           Integrity

  • Ako             Reciprocal Learning

  • Manaaki      Care

  • Aroha          Love

Our Restorative Ethos

 

Restorative practices and building strong learning relationships are about being committed to journeying alongside people to support their learning and well being. It focuses on building healthy relationships and as a result makes it possible for everyone in the community to experience success. 

 

It is about treating people as equals, caring for them and working in collaboration with them. Restorative practices honour relationships and ensure that there are opportunities to heal the hurt and damage experienced by people.

 

Restorative conversations are key to maintaining our school's positive learning culture.

“Care before censure”

“The problem is the problem, 

the person is never the problem”


 

HJHS Expectation Awards

Students and staff receive awards for demonstrating the school expectations of respect, mana, manaakitanga and awhinatia.

 

These go into a draw for a reward and are celebrated during assembly. At the end of every term all the term entries go into the draw for a larger prize - a $100 voucher. An end of year prize of an ipod touch is given to students. 

 

Teachers are rewarded weekly if their name is drawn out.  At the end of each term teachers go into the draw for a day in lieu.


 

HJHS Certificates

HJHS Certificates are given out to those students who have demonstrated the

HJHS Learner attributes and expectations during the week.  These are handed

out during assembly.

Rewards

Our school operates a reward system to encourage positive behaviours. This is essential to the overall success of our learning programmes. Teachers are encouraged to use four positive comments to every one negative comment in their regular day-to-day teaching.

90 Heath Street

Saint Andrews

Hamilton 3200

office@hjhs.school.nz

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