Our school is committed to providing a safe and happy environment for all students, staff members and community stakeholders.
Our school utilises the ‘Calmer Classrooms’ approach to student welfare and positive behaviour management.
A whole-school assembly is held on Friday afternoons at 2.30 pm in the gymnasium. Everyone is welcome.
On Tuesdays and Fridays between 8:15am and 8:45am students may come for breakfast to our Wellbeing Room located in our new Gym. Students are able to interact with other peers whilst they enjoy breakfast. Our Chaplains and volunteers coordinate Brekky Club. It is open to all students and a gold coin donation is encouraged.
The School Chaplaincy Program provided by C.H.I.P.S. – Christians Helping In Primary Schools – enables the opportunity for students to speak about various issues to a trusted member of our School Community/Chaplain. The Chaplaincy Team works with small groups of children to help with leadership, socialisation, problem solving, team building and grief & loss issues. All enquiries regarding this program are referred to our Assistant Principal; Rachel Mauger.
Pakenham Hills Primary is proud to take its place as a member of the wider community. Our commitment is to reinforce our school values of:
- Positive Attitude
Students are expected to follow our three school rules in all areas of the school:
- Be a Learner
- Be Respectful
- Be Safe
No Hat, No Play
In an effort to reduce children’s exposure to the harmful sun rays, we have a no hat, no play rule in Term 1 and 4. A variety of shady trees and covered play areas are provided for children to play under.