PASTORAL AT TRIDENT
We aim to ensure the well-being of our students both within and outside the school.
PASTORAL COMMITMENT AT TRIDENT
We aim to ensure the well-being of our students both within and outside the school. We have a strong network of staff to provide support and guidance. Whanau ako teachers guide overall progress of each student in the whanau ako class and this involves monitoring attendance. Deans, available at each year level, focus on the welfare of each student, including their academic progress.
VALUES BASED LEARNING FOR A SAFER ENVIRONMENT
We promote a safe and caring environment free from put-downs or bullying, and drugs. Board of Trustees, parents, staff and students are all supportive of our ‘zero tolerance’ policies.
Trident focuses on student success through reinforcing our core values of:
· Respect For Others (Manaakitanga),
· Quality Work (Whāia te iti kahurangi)
· Courage (Kia Manawa Nui)
We expect responsible behaviour and use strategies that encourage this.
PASTORAL CARE FOR STAFF
Pastoral care also applies to staff and a very supportive and collegial atmosphere is promoted. An example of the Board of Trustees supporting this concept is by providing staff sabbaticals and paying a portion of tertiary study fees.
Please click here to read our Child Protection Policy.
POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR FOR LEARNING (PB4L)
We have a consistent, school-wide, positive approach to discipline and we actively teach students about expected behaviours and responsibilities. PB4L is a respected international programme that we have adapted to meet the needs of our school.
· Creates effective teaching and learning environments
· Boosts student engagement in learning
· Increases student attendance and retention
· Supports students to make positive behaviour choices that promote academic and social success
· Creates a safe environment.
Trident staff use proven and effective restorative practices when things do go wrong. This approach is used to resolve conflict and achieve a positive outcome for students. It focuses on restoring the harm done in any conflict, building understanding, putting things right and planning a way forward.
We use PB4L to encourage positive behaviour and Restorative Practices as our approach when behaviour is unacceptable. We encourage and expect parents to be fully involved. When things continue to go wrong we draw on a wider range of support mechanisms to support the student.