At St Martin de Porres we use the model of Positive Education to guide our practices in supporting your child’s wellbeing.
Positive Education teaches children the strategies and dispositions they need to FLOURISH in today’s world. We believe flourishing is Feeling Good and Doing Good. Children are encouraged to use their strengths to develop resilience, grit and success.
There are six elements to our Positive Education approach. Each element is taught explicitly to all children throughout the year, with whole school Positive Education Days, bringing together the school in a fun and enjoyable way.
Positive Education supports your child to be a growth minded, life-long learner.
Our school is a place where students are taught and supported to manage their own behaviour. This is carried out in the light of Gospel values.
The focus is on building positive relationships based on respect, responsibility and restorative practice through reconciliation.
We take a proactive approach to deal with bullying and harassment. Our policy details how the school deals with incidents that involve bullying and harassment. In light of our Gospel values it is important to restore the relationships between students as part of this work. In addition, building resilience in students is a powerful way to help them manage in situations and empower them to become strong advocates for themselves and others around them.
Gender and Equity
We recognise with the presence of God, our community is a place where learning and opportunities are not constrained by gender and equity.
Catholic Police Clearance
All staff, parents and caregivers who help at our school need to complete a Catholic Police Clearance and be registered as a volunteer. There is no extra cost to become a registered volunteer and once you have your police clearance (which can take some weeks to be processed and is valid for three years) you are able to accompany children on an excursion, help in the classroom, canteen or in any way have contact with the students. Catholic Police Clearance application forms are available from the front office.