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Manners Matter


The School Wide Positive Behaviour focus for this coming fortnight is the buzz words of "Manners Matter".


This means that to be respectful students will:
  • I use manners.
  • I speak nicely to others.
  • I care about others.
  • I listen to others and accept their ideas.
  • I am friendly.
  • I take turns and include others.


As part of class activities teachers and students will discuss and consider:
  • What are manners and how do we show them?
  • What manners are expected/ demonstrated/ highlighted in the classroom/ library/ tuckshop line etc.
  • Listing strategies for interrupting people when they are talking.
  • Using non-verbal acknowledgement when students model good manners.
  • Modelling the use of positive language. Display positive sentence stems in the classroom e.g. "Thank you for...".