Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Elmore students are looking to their new mural for inspiration about good behaviour in the schoolyard and beyond.By Elaine Cooney
Students of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Elmore are ditching the rulebook with their new positive behavioural interventions and support programs.
‘‘We have no rules now,’’ student Rachel Bryans said.
Principal Reuben Johnson said the students are no longer told not to do something but the four basic rules: ‘respect all’, ‘be your best’, respect the environment’ and ‘be safe’.
Mr Johnson gave the example of instead of telling a student not to run inside, he could refer to the chart and ask the student to explain if they were being safe and how.
He said this was a much more positive approach to school life.
‘‘They are taking ownership of it (their behaviour) as a community,’’ he said.
Rachel said she applied aspects of the program to her life in the community by doing simple things such as picking up rubbish.
A travelling artist recently painted a mural to reflect the new behavioural chart and Catholic values from the Sandhurst diocese.
Mr Johnson said Catholic values were the inspiration for the program and were also important for students to remember.
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Most people at the J C Lowe Oval left on Saturday evening talking about the game but not the result. Pigeon Coach Chris Kennedy summed up the feeling adequately when he said after the game; “it was a frustrating game, but my players weren’t responsible for the frustration.”
The move to extend the Tatura War Memorial area and honour Victoria Cross hero Robert Mactier with the erection of a statue in the Hogan St gardens named in his honour, continues.
A Kyabram man who struck a cyclist on Echuca-Moama bridge with a beer can thrown from the vehicle he was in was convicted and fined $400 in Moama Local Court on Wednesday.
A Rochester mother told a health forum about the devastating effect drugs have had on her family.
Over six hours of junior football is scheduled for Kyabram Recreation Reserve this Sunday.
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The Finley Apex Sports and Community Centre has secured a $500,000 grant from Regional Development Australia.
A purpose-built bike, equipped with amateur radio, will be on the O'Keefe Rail Trail tomorrow.
Cobram residents John Anderson and Ian Cobb will race down memory lane this weekend when they compete in the annual Historic Winton.
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The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) is investigating incidents of abortion or still-births under the Lamb and Kid Mortality Surveillance Project.(LKSMP).
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