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Rights Respecting School

As a Rights Respecting School we want to make sure that all children, parents and staff are fully aware of their rights and responsibilities to make their time at Fairfield as rewarding as possible.  We believe that every child has the right to an education (Article 28) and the education they receive must develop their skills, talents and personalities to the full (Article 29). 

 

Rights

  Children have the right to:

  • respect, courtesy and honesty;

  • learn in a purposeful, non-disruptive and supportive environment;

  • work and play in a friendly and clean environment;

  • feel safe and secure at school;

  • be heard in an appropriate forum on matters related to these rights.

     Staff have the right to:

  • teach in a purposeful, non-disruptive and supportive environment;

  • co-operation and support from parents;

  • be heard in an appropriate forum on matters related to their work as a teacher.

  • respect, courtesy and honesty from the school community.

    Parents have the right to:

  • ongoing open communication about the social and emotional development of their child, including their child’s behaviour;

  • be informed of curriculum material, behaviour management procedures and decisions affecting their child’s health, safety and welfare;

  • be informed of their child’s academic progress;

  • expect access to a meaningful and appropriate education for their child(ren);

  • be heard in an appropriate forum on matters related to the rights of their child(ren).

 

Responsibilities

   Children have the responsibility to:

  • behave in a way that allows them and others to learn

  • show courtesy and respect toward members of the school community, including temporary and relief members;

  • ensure that their behaviour is not disruptive to the learning of others;

  • ensure that the school environment is kept neat, tidy and secure;

  • ensure that they are punctual, polite, prepared and display a positive attitude;

  • behave in a way that protects the health, safety and wellbeing of others;

  • respect personal possessions and school property.

    Staff have the responsibility to:

  • model respectful, courteous and honest behaviour;

  • ensure that the school environment is kept neat, tidy and secure;

  • establish and facilitate positive relationships with children, parents and staff;

  • ensure good organisation and planning;

  • report student progress, behaviour and social/emotional development to parents in an ongoing, open way

  • be consistent in the application of this policy

    Parents have the responsibility to:

  • ensure that their child/ren attends school;

  • request a forum to discuss matters related to the rights of their child/ren;

  • communicate with school staff in a courteous and open manner;

  • support the academic, physical, social and emotional development of their child/ren;

  • ensure that their child/ren is provided with appropriate materials to make effective use of the learning environment;

  • support the school in efforts to provide a learning program for their child/ren

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