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Behaviour and Swearing: Standing together - for a safe and happy school

posted Aug 24, 2017, 7:12 PM by Reception @TMCS   [ updated Aug 27, 2017, 2:52 PM ]

We constantly strive to have a safe and happy learning and playground environment at our school but recently we find there is swearing happening in our play ground.

We want our children to express themselves clearly and articulately using a range of quality words. There is no reason to swear at our school - ever! All of our Pirongia and Maungatautari students have been spoken to about this. Once children start swearing it can become a habit that is hard to break. Swearing at school is a hot spot offence. We are sharing this so that we can work together to stamp out swearing.

We are also always happy to hear about incidents that may happen in the playground that class teachers may be unaware of - if we don’t know something is happening we can’t address the problem. Please help us to keep everyone safe and happy and let your classroom teachers know immediately if a situation has occurred. Following up with students weeks after an event loses relevance for those involved. We do have at least 4 teachers, and 4 teacher aides on duty in the playground every day and we also have outside providers running sports and other activities as well.

One of our challenges this year is the lack of field space for our 447 students to run on due to the Tamahere Reserve not being completed last year as expected. We appreciate your support in working together to keep our school happy and safe.