Sunnynook School

Behaviour

Sunnynook Primary School aims to provide a physically and emotionally safe environment for all children. In partnership with families we develop a range of personal attributes considered important and crucial for success in life. We particularly encourage the value of "Respect”.

We respect:

These are expanded into a school set of rules for our school community.

School Rules

I treat others with respect and fairness in my actions and my language

I am in the right place at the right time

I look after my property and treat the property of others with care

I act, work and play in a safe and sensible manner at school and on my way to and from school

I know what I can bring to school

Our school has a clear policy of "Zero Tolerance” towards bullying and we encourage children to report any concerns they have immediately to an adult they trust. We will take concerns seriously and endeavour to resolve them. We provide teacher supervision on the playing field and playgrounds and senior pupils are encouraged to become ‘Peer Mediators’ who are available at lunchtime to assist in solving playground problems. We make use of signage in our classrooms to reinforce our attitude towards bullying.

In addition we offer a Cool Schools Mediation and Kia Kaha programme where children are given life skills for social situations. Programmes involving the Life Education Trust and the NZ Police "Keeping Ourselves Safe” form part of our curriculum.