School Policies and Positive School Culture
Key elements of a positive school culture and climate
 
  1. The School acknowledges the right of each member of the school community to enjoy school in a secure environment.
     

  2. The school has a clear commitment to promoting equity in general and gender equity in particular in all aspects of its functioning.
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  3. The school has the capacity to change in response to pupils needs.
     

  4. The school identifies aspects of curriculum through which positive and lasting influences can be exerted towards forming pupils’ attributes and values.
     

  5. The school takes particular care of ‘at risk’ pupils and uses its monitoring systems to facilitate early intervention where necessary and it responds to the needs, fears or anxieties of individual members in a sensitive manner.
     

  6. The school recognises the need to work in partnership with and keep parents informed on procedures to improve relationships on a school wide basis.
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  7. The school recognises the role of parents in equipping the pupil with a range of life skills.
     

  8. The school recognises the role of other community agencies in preventing and dealing with bullying.
     

  9. The school promotes habits of mutual respect, courtesy and an awareness of the interdependence of people in groups and communities.
     

  10. The school promotes qualities of social responsibility, tolerance and understanding among all its members both in school and out of school.
     

  11. Staff members share a collegiate responsibility, under the direction of the Principal, to act preventing bullying/aggressive behaviour by any member of the school community.
     

  12. The school acknowledges the uniqueness of each individual and his/her worth as a human being.
     

  13. The school promotes positive habits of self-respect, self-discipline and responsibility among all its members.
     

  14. The school prohibits vulgar, offensive, sectarian or other aggressive behaviour or language by any of its members.