Student Advisory Groups

Every student at Rushworth P-12 has a Student Adviser.

who they share with 5-10 other students.
They meet together in Student Advisory Groups every morning and for an hour after recess every Tuesday.

 

The purpose of Student Advisory Groups includes the following:

  • Increase student sense of belonging and engagement Support personalised learning
  • Build positive relationships
  • Emphasise school values
  • Ensure every student has a trusted adult advocate
  • Improve communication with home – one stop for parents
  • Establish strength based practice consistent with PBIS
The Student Adviser role entails the following:

MORNING ADVISORY GROUP

(10 mins, M-F)

  • Mark rolls
  • Check students are ready to learn
  • Check uniform
  • Check attendance
  • Check incidents
  • Promote events/opportunities/read Xuno ‘News’
  • Build relationships – Informal discussions/interests

EXTENDED ADVISORY GROUP

(1hr, Tue P5 7-8 & Fri P5 9-12)

  • Develop RP-12 Individual Learning Plans
  • Discussions around climate/learning needs
  • Reviewing attendance
  • Further follow up from morning duties
  • Teach RP-12 Personal Resources Curriculum
  • PBIS reinforcement/lesson plans
OUTSIDE OF ADVISORY GROUP TIMES
  • Contact parents/carers to check in at least twice a term and for specific achievements or behavior/achievement concerns
  • Attend Student Support Group meetings
  • Support restorative practices for students
A child development study found improvements in the psychosocial environment of the school mediated almost all of the positive student outcomes. (Solomon et al, 2000)