Positive Approach To Discipline


Diamond Creek Primary School has developed a consistent, whole school model of positive discipline, which means we prioritise rewarding positive behaviour and instill in our students a growing individual responsibility for their own actions, and also a communal responsibility for their actions when working and playing with others. At Diamond Creek Primary School we are proactive in developing our students’ social skills and follow our own home-grown Diamond Kids program to provide a different focus each week to explore and develop desirable attributes.


Student achievement is always celebrated and done so at school in many different ways. These may be as simple as a 'high-five' or an expression of praise, or sometimes a special achievement certificate or house points are awarded, or the students concerned may earn special privileges.


On a monthly basis we also award our very special 'Diamond' certificates, which are given to students who are seen by their teachers as consistently demonstrating the school values in their actions.


Our positive approach to discipline means that we have very happy and healthy students who develop a personal and shared sense of responsibility for their behaviour and the true sense of what is ' right' to guide their decision-making.