Having a safe and orderly school environment ensures that all students are able to feel supported and ready to learn.


At Lysterfield Primary School we implement a consistent, evidenced based, whole-school approach to student behaviour support.  The rules, expectations and consequences have been developed to ensure there is consistency across our school and to assist with lowering student anxiety by helping them to know what to expect from room to room and year to year.

Our values of curiosity, acceptance, resilience, respect and integrity are essential in the development of effective members of society and these values are reflected in our whole school rules. Each year teachers and students discuss the rules, agree what the rules look like in their class and develop positive consequences for good choices.

Click here to view our whole school rules.

Restorative Practice

Restorative practice is a strategy that seeks to repair relationships that have been damaged, including those damaged through bullying. It does this by bringing about a sense of remorse and restorative action on the part of the offender and forgiveness by the victim.

At Lysterfield Primary School we use restorative conversations as a part of our approach to managing student behaviour.  By rebuilding damaged relationships and allowing all parties to consider their feelings and actions, we are able to better support students to make positive change.

Click here to see an example of the Restorative Practice conversations we hold at  Lysterfield Primary School.

Respectful Relationships Education


Resilience, Rights & Respectful Relationships (the 4Rs), is a school-based program mandated by the Victorian Government. This initiative forms part of the Victorian Government’s response to the Royal Commission into Family Violence.  It is aimed at providing a holistic approach to comprehensively address the drivers of gender-based violence and to create a future free from such violence through addressing the following areas:

  • Emotional literacy

  • Personal strengths

  • Positive coping

  • Problem solving

  • Stress management

  • Help seeking

  • Gender and identity

  • Positive gender relations


The popular, multi- aged Circles Program has been running at Lysterfield for many years, and has evolved with the changing needs of our school community.  Year 6 students lead students working in multi-age groups from Prep to Year 6. The group works cooperatively on activities designed to increase understanding and valuing of self and others and building positive relations.

The program enables younger children to feel safe and cared for while older children feel valued and respected.  In addition, it provides Year 6s with an opportunity to develop their leadership skills and qualities