Caring for students
Citizenship, Leadership and Student Success
The CLASS framework for Plumpton High School has as its major purpose, to build the capacity of students to be successful responsible citizens and leaders at school and beyond. To ensure they are engaged in developing the skills, knowledge and understandings necessary to be successful requires a strategic design which will provide them with experiences to ensure they are able to practise and develop their learnings.
The CLASS framework is the next generation of the Student Guidance program and incorporates Positive Behaviour for Learning. It retains the strong underlying principles of this program, which have been to promote personal development for all students. CLASS is designed to nurture and challenge students to take responsibility for their own learning, for their lives at school and for developing a plan of action which will lead them to success as learners, citizens and leaders. It enables and requires teachers to facilitate this process by operating as student advocates and coaches, providing support to students as they navigate their way through their secondary schooling.
CLASS is built on strong foundations established through Positive Behaviour for Learning and the Student Guidance Program and incorporates the PEC Citizenship Continuum and Students as Leaders Framework.
Our school environment welcomes and respects people from all backgrounds.
Browse this section to find out how we work with you to provide a safe and caring learning environment for your child and also keep informed about support for school families.
At Plumpton High School, we believe that a school with responsible citizenship and leadership as its core provides the most effective learning opportunities for all students.
"When parents enrol their children at public schools they enter into a partnership with the school staff. This partnership is based on shared responsibility and mutual respect. It should aim at achieving effective learning and good discipline so that the school environment is both productive and harmonious. The partnership must strive to create in children an understanding of appropriate public behaviour. Such understanding should lead the student to develop a responsibility for his or her own behaviour."
(Good Discipline and Effective Learning A Ministerial Statement
NSW Department of School Education 1995 page 3)
Successful citizenship and leadership involves all students, staff and parent members
Successful citizenship and leadership has significant benefits for all students, staff and parents members
Being a successful citizen and leader at Plumpton High School requires the following behaviours from all school members:
Here are more information on how students can be the best they can be (pdf 360 KB).