THE BEE CODE
Our students benefit from the JAKSA teachers extensive, specialist training and also their performance experience, as they all continue to work regularly within the industry. Our staff are motivated to promote a supportive culture by role modelling our "Bee Code of Conduct" and implementing our positive rewards and peer support programs, as detailed below:
This is our code of conduct to help instil JAKSA’S values.
J – Joyful (smiling faces, enjoying class, including everyone)
A – Appreciative (manners, respect)
K – Kindhearted (helping others, using kind words)
S – Supportive (looking after our friends, inclusivity, helping)
A – Approachable (saying hello to a new student, asking if someone needs help, smiling at everyone when they walk into the studio even if they’re nervous)
JAKSA’S TAKE FIVES
We have "Take Fives" posters displayed in our studio. These are little random acts of kindness, displayed by the student in class, reflecting our Bee Code. All teachers are trained and encouraged to recognise “take fives” in their classes and reward positive behaviour. One student per class, each week is chosen and they are allowed to write their names on the posters for all the studio to celebrate.
For example: if a student helps another student without having to be asked, you could respond with:
“Wow, Lucy. I am very impressed! You just displayed a take five by helping Mary. What a kind heart you have! Let’s put your name on the “K” chart because you are “Kindhearted”.
This program aims to establish positive self-esteem, instil values and leadership skills.
We are in the process of creating a Junior mascot, a "Bee" character to encourage our younger students to "Be their best" and relate to our "Bee" Code of conduct and we will use him/her to represent us through our website and social media.
The senior students have a more mature, vibrant character; who is cross between a tiger and a wolf, representing strength, determination, perseverance and loyalty. The senior student's have been given the opportunity to be involved in this process for both mascots. See the bottom of the page to be inspired to name your mascot!
In 2017, JAKSA introduced our own “SPOTLIGHT” program, which promotes positive behaviour and hard work ethic. Our Spotlight nominations are chosen over Terms 1, 2 & 3, and are chosen based on:
- Improvement in their abilities to sing/dance/act
- Improvement in their confidence
- Manners & Respect
- Commitment – Attends all lessons and is punctual
- Displays a positive attitude
- Class Participation
- Enthusiasm & Determination
- Pride in Uniform
The students are then filmed, answering the Spotlight questions and their photos are put up on our noticeboard at the studio for everyone to see.
JAKSA’S MINI MENTORS aka JAKSA M&M’S!
The JAKSA team were excited to implement our new peer support program in 2018, "The JAKSA Mini-Mentors (M&M's)". Student's who have displayed leadership skills and most importantly are down to earth, kind, humble and very approachable, are chosen by teachers to help in class with guiding and assisting other students in their activities, helping to read scripts, handing out stickers at the end of class, writing names on the “Take Five” boards, walking little student's to the bathroom or helping them walk down the stairs and general acts of kindness. They are given a JAKSA M&M badge to wear to classes and are filmed for our social media page as well. Our goal, is to create strong role models within our studio community and future leaders of their generation.
This is a class peer support program. Students are chosen by teachers to help in class with guiding and assisting other students in their activities, helping to read scripts, handing out stickers at the end of class, writing names on the “Take Five” boards, walking little students to the toilet or helping them walk down the stairs and general acts of kindness. These students must already display leadership skills and most importantly be down to earth, kind, humble and very approachable. They will be given badges to wear and those that are chosen will be an M&M throughout the entire year.
We encourage all parents to celebrate with their children who are nominated for Spotlight or M&M's by sending them congratulatory emails and attaching the links to watch their children's videos.
We welcome parents feedback via our email system and Facebook groups and we regularly email or text them updated information and newsletters.
Competition Time - Help Name Me?!
Hi Guys, please help me!
Are you a senior student who wants to have a chance to name your new mascot? Have a look at me... over there on the left...
Let your teacher know to be in the running!
What I represent:
What name can you think of to help represent those JAKSA characteristics?
What name you're inspired to give me?