Responsible Behaviour Plan
QAHS students have the right to receive a quality education.
In order to enhance and support quality learning at the Queensland Academy for Health Sciences, a Responsible Behaviour Plan for students has been formulated. We believe this plan will set the platform for developing an Academy culture that:
- Provides an opportunity for all students to reach their learning potential
- Ensures the safety of staff and students
- Fosters confidence, responsibility and self-discipline
- Assists students who may exhibit challenging behaviour to accept responsibility for themselves and their actions
- Provides a social framework allowing every student to learn and succeed
- Cultivates integrity and mutual respect
- Develops leadership skills
Academy requirements for Responsible Student Behaviour
In order to be able to provide each student with the opportunity to reach their potential, students should expect to:
- Be able to learn without distraction or interference from others
- Work in a safe environment
- Feel safe from harassment, bullying and discrimination
- Be shown respect by their peers and teachers
- Be empowered to take responsibility for their own behaviour and progress
Queensland Academies’ student requirements:
- A high level of commitment and application to study
- Demonstrated personal qualities for success in a rigorous academic program – resilience, determination
- High standards of personal behaviour
- Commitment to personal and social development
- A sense of citizenship displayed through care and concern for others
- A commitment to developing the attributes of an IB Learner
The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognising their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.
As IB learners we strive to be:
We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning
We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.
We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyse and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.
We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.
We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.
We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.
We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.
We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination. We work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.
We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives — intellectual, physical, and emotional — to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. We recognise our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.
We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.
The IB learner profile represents 10 attributes valued by IB World Schools. We believe these attributes, and others like them, can help individuals and groups become responsible members of local, national and global communities.
Further details are provided in the Responsible Behaviour Policy (Requires Adobe PDF Reader)