UWC East Africa regards clear behaviour procedures as fundamental to effective teaching and learning as well as collective safety and wellbeing. Moshi and Arusha leadership teams recently approved newly updated behaviour policies for both the Primary and Secondary sections of our school. These have been rolled out to staff and have already been used to help us determine appropriate responses to some recent behaviour incidents. We hope that these improved policies will help us react more quickly and consistently when issues arise.
In the secondary school, the policy includes both commendations for positive behaviours and consequences for instances when behaviour does not meet community expectations.
Commendations for positive behaviours will involve a newly designed House Point system that will be implemented in the 4th Quarter. House Points are intended to support student development of positive and healthy habits, celebrate student success, and strengthen the House system. The house point system is designed to only reward positive behaviour rather than a system where points can be deducted for negative behaviour.
Behaviours which do not meet community expectations are recognised as either related to an academic or social performance. If the reported behaviour is related to academic performance such as missed work, disrupting class, or poor performance, students may be assigned to a compulsory study period. If the reported behaviour is related to poor social performance, students may be assigned to community service. Both the compulsory study period and community service will take place each Friday from 2-3pm. Parents will be notified by Wednesday afternoon if their child is required to attend so that arrangements for transportation on Friday can be made.
Improved reporting and tracking of both positive and negative behaviours through ManageBac will allow us to see patterns of behaviour that may require additional actions or support.
Thanks to Mr. Khalid, Ms. Jessica P. and Ms. Amy for their assistance in developing the House Point and Compulsory Study procedures.
If you have any questions regarding the updated policies, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Deputy Head of Campus