- Respect, Responsibility & Success Trip
- Behaviour Management
- Behaviour Management Policy (475kb)
- Behaviour Management Policy Family Pamphlet - Information for Families
- Anti-Bullying Policy (476.5kb)
- Promoting Healthy Food Choices
- Student Leadership - SRC and KidsMatter Action Team
- Instrumental Music Programs
This project is about recognising those students who consistently demonstrate our school values of Respect, Responsibility & Success throughout the year. These students are recognised and rewarded with the privilege of an end of year excursion.
At Monash Primary School, we value and promote student wellbeing and positive mental health. Through various curriculum programmes and whole school initiatives, students have opportunities to build a positive sense of self and develop skills and knowledge that encourages positive life choices.
We aim to provide a safe, caring environment that values respect and responsibility and encourages everyone to succeed. Recognition of positive student behaviour is a feature of our approach to supporting students to regulate their behaviour and act respectfully and responsibly. Star Students published in the fortnightly newsletter and the weekly Act of Kindness award are two strategies we utilise to recognise positive behaviour. Unacceptable behaviours in the yard and classroom are dealt with as per our Behaviour Policy, available in the links above.
Promoting Healthy Food Choices
Our school complies with Healthy Eating Guidelines dietary legislation. The Monash Store school lunch menu is specifically designed to comply with the Right Bite Policy. The offerings on this menu are the only options available for students to order for school lunch. Children are asked not to bring soft drink or caffeine based drinks to school. We encourage children to drink water regularly during class and break times. The Monash Parents & Friends group promotes healthy eating by providing each class with a fruit and vegetable platter once a week for our Eat Fresh programme.
Monash Primary School provides opportunities for students to develop and practice leadership skills through involvement in SRC and the KidsMatter Action Team. These groups enable students to have a voice in school priorities, support peers and community members to feel a sense of connectedness to the school and lead fundraising events for charities and small school projects.
In regards to SRC, students nominate and are elected by their peers for a period of one semester (two terms). They meet once per fortnight with the Student Wellbeing Leader and Pastoral Care Worker. SRC students are expected to lead by example, fulfilling their role in a respectful and responsible manner.
The KidsMatter Action Team involves students applying to the Student Wellbeing Leader and Principal to be part of the team. This group of middle and upper primary students meets once per fortnight, with the main priority to promote positive mental health and student wellbeing. Their role includes planning and leading lunchtime activities, promoting brain break and mindfulness strategies and supporting peers to be included and connected at school.
Students from Years 5-7 can have the opportunity to audition to learn a musical instrument through the Department's IMS program. Lessons are offered once per week, at a number of schools in the area. Information about the program is provided to applicable students towards the end of each year, so they can apply and trial for the following year.
Students in middle and upper primary year levels have the opportunity to engage in an extensive range of SAPSASA events each year. We have a specialist Health and PE progam, and a dedicated SAPSASA co-ordinator. Families are invited to be part of events, and are often called upon to assist with transport and team management.