Respect & Collect Shop
It's been great to have a huge increase in students purchasing from the Respect & Collect Shop, so stocks are running low. This tells us that the large majority of students do the right thing at MSS. Just remember we are not able to do 'rain checks' and therefore some items will sell out fast. We know that a lot of students are saving for a scooter - there are only a few of these available, so it will be 'first in, best dressed'. Remember, 'do the respecting and get the collecting!'
MSS prides ourselves on high expectations. We will continue until the end of this term with the two expectations that we have been focusing on for the past fortnight:
1. I Respect Me & You: Hands Off! Feet Off!
2. I Respect Me & You: Good Manners, Good Choices
Unfortunately, we are still seeing some students using their hands and feet, and not using nice words to solve problems. This has resulted in student suspensions and an increase in timeout of play. MSS staff will be continually reminding students that using your hands, feet, sticks, objects, inappropriate language, intimidation and inciting violence is not how problems are solved at MSS. This behaviour is not accepted and there will be consequences ranging from missed privileges, timeout at lunchtimes, parent meetings and short and long suspensions.
If a student is having problems, the MSS process to follow is:
- Playground issues need to be immediately reported to the staff member on duty in that area
- In class issues need to be reported to the classroom teacher who is teaching the class at that time
- If your child reports issues to you at home, the first point of call is the classroom teacher
- All academic and/or learning concerns are directed to the classroom teacher
Please have a discussion with your child about what this looks like at school - it may be different from school to home, but this is the MSS way and is expected while students are at school and representing MSS.
Over the next few weeks, staff and students will be revisiting parts of the brain, when our brain fires and how to pause in this situation. Pause fits nicely with our expectations, as this is ideal in helping us to solve problems and not become physically or verbally aggressive.
- Cherene Trimble, Head of Department-Behaviour