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One School

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Mrs Natasha Hart
10 Kentish Road

Total Signatures - 237

Sponsoring Member: Peter Wellington MP

Posting Date: 12/11/2008

Tabled Date: 12/11/2008

Responded By: Hon Rod Welford MP on 6/01/2009

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland
The petition of residents of the State of Queensland draws to the attention of the House that, in its current format, the outcomes from the implementation of 'One School' will be more detrimental than positive. 1. Bias in recording. The proposed One School reporting sheets have a bias for recording of alleged bad behaviour eg. only 1 of 35 proposed data reports in One Schools' behaviour support module relates to positive behaviour. 2. Focus on punishment rather than positive change. One School does not give a child the change to change. Bad behaviour is simply recorded and passed on to future teachers eg. focus is on recording rather than changing behaviour. A child's behaviour history is recorded and kept on the student profile for 5 years after they have finished school. 3. Issues of access. No freedom of access by parents, and too much access by governmental staff eg. as indicated in One School's secure behaviours document. 4. Discrimination. eg. private students entering the public system have the advantage of no One School behaviour history. Your petitioners therefore request the House to postpone the implementation of One School until a full-scale parental consultation has been undertaken.