The Hoon Hay Way
What is The Hoon Hay Way?
* Noticing children doing the right thing
* Acknowledging children demonstrating the qualities
* Being clear and consistent in our expectations
to be respectful the children will;
- Be kind and caring
- Be honest
- Be happy inside (have self worth)
- Be considerate
- Use their manners
- Listen to others
- Be trusting of others
To be responsible the children will;
- Look after belongings
- Be active in their learning
- Know right from wrong
- Make good choices
- Own their own actions
- Look out for others
To be persistent the children will;
- Be the best they can be
- Be determined
- Never give up
- Consider different ways
- Take risks
- Commit to their learning
To be curious the children will;
- Think critically
- Use their senses
- Be open minded to new ideas
The Hoon Hay Way is based on the Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) and promotes a positive school environment where all children can have successful academic and social outcomes.
It is a Ministry of Education initiative and is based on research completed, firstly in American schools, and latterly in New Zealand schools. It has been shown to make significant improvements in children’s learning.
Stephanie de Freitas
For more information please click here to visit the PB4L Website.
School-Wide Pro-active Positive Initiatives
For those displaying 'The Hoon Hay Way', tokens are awarded.
The tokens are given for displaying the Hoon Hay qualities during playtime and lunchtimes
Tokens are cumulative
The child hands the token into their teacher. The teacher records who receives a token and for which quality
12 tokens earns a postcard, of children displaying the qualities, from Ms McArthur
25 tokens earns red wristband
50 tokens earns a blue wristband
The wristbands are presented at Team Assemblies
House Group allocated at enrolment (Worsley, Sparks, Heathcote and Cracroft)
Same family, same House Group
House points given during team and school events
Each fortnight, at full school assembly the winning house is announced
Hoon Hay Certificates
Qualities are Taught
Each quality, in specific contexts, with expected behaviours clearly stated, are explicitly taught in every classroom.
What about consequences?
The behaviour is recorded on our electronic system
The behaviour is shared with the classroom teacher and the Senior Management team
The child’s behaviour is monitored
Behaviour patterns and trends are analysed each term
Parents will be contacted when necessary
We will be promoting and noticing positive behaviours to ensure all children make good decisions so they can be successful - socially and academically.
That is... happy children, wanting to come to school, who live the qualities of respect, responsibility, persistence and curiosity.