The Ipswich State High School is committed to providing a safe, ethical, respectful and disciplined learning environment for students and staff, where students have opportunities to engage in quality learning experiences and acquire values supportive of their lifelong wellbeing.
The “5 Minds for the Future” curriculum framework identifies that the Ethical and Respectful Minds underpin all learning at The Ipswich State High School. This is illustrated below:
These foundations for universal behaviour support at The Ipswich State High School are defined as:
The Respectful Mind – awareness of and appreciation for differences in human beings, “how we relate…how we think…value diversity”
The Ethical Mind – fulfilment of one’s responsibilities as a global citizen, “fulfilling responsibility…models of good work”
In addition to the Respectful Mind and Ethical Mind, the school’s approaches to addressing student behaviours are outlined within two (2) key documents.
The first document is The Ipswich State High School Responsible Behaviour Plan for Students (PDF, 518KB) which articulates a range of responses including whole school, targeted and intensive behaviour support as a means of facilitating positive learning and responsible behaviour in students.
The second document is The Code of School Behaviour (PDF, 263KB) which is an Education Queensland statement of values, philosophies and principles designed to promote consistency of behaviour standards and behaviour support processes.
At all times it is the individual who is the focus of the intervention rather than the behaviour in isolation.