Hillcrest Primary School promotes an environment where all students strive to achieve their full educational, social, physical and creative potential. The Hillcrest STARR program has been developed as a whole school approach to behaviour with consistent expectations throughout the school. It provides a platform to support student development and empowers them to take responsibility for their own behaviour and engagement. The Hillcrest STARR behaviours fall under the five headings of Safety, Teamwork, Achievement, Respect and Responsibility.
At Hillcrest Primary School we teach each behaviour explicitly, focussing on a fortnightly expectation. You may hear the students often refer to themselves as “Hillcrest STARR’s.”
Our whole school reward system reinforces appropriate behaviour using STARR cards. Students are recognised with an explanation of which behaviour they have demonstrated correctly and provided with a stamp on their STARR card. Individual teachers negotiate rewards with students when they reach each “club” which occurs every twenty five stamps. Special celebrations occur for every child that achieves the 100 and 200 clubs.