the perception that an individual has of their abilities, appearance and personality creates our definition of self-image. We believe a positive and reflective self-image enhances the potential for Great Learning to occur,
In promote a positive and reflective self-image, we consistently apply positive behaviour strategies to support learning. At Danube, we encourage individuals to reflect on how their actions impact upon their self-image. We strive for all members to develop their self-awareness, self-regulation, social and relationship skills so that individuals can experience positive interactions, which in turn help to develop a positive self-image. If a child ever does experience a negative interaction, we provide supportive reflection to help them learn from this experience.
On the other hand, if a school just employs a negative sanctions system to support learning, the ability for individuals to develop a positive and reflective self-image is diminished. Instead, students often become fixed in their mindset that they are unable to conform to group expectations and negative interactions become the norm.