Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)
Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) is our school-wide approach to behaviour. Our goal is to create a safe, positive learning environment where students are engaged and successful.
The core of our school-wide approach to behaviour is our ‘3 Bs,’ which capture our expected behaviours. These are: Be Respectful, Be Responsible and Be Your Best.
The 3 Bs
The 3 Bs were developed through workshops with students, staff and parents, and express in a positive way what we are focusing on and expecting.
The expected behaviours are made clear to students and staff through the Behaviour Matrix, which describes what the expected behaviours look like/sound like in different places around the school. The expected behaviours are also explicitly taught during class time. Teams of staff members, with student support, have created videos of ‘yes’ and ‘no’ examples of behaviour, which demonstrate (often in a humorous way) the expected behaviours. During these lessons, students will practice the skills and steps, building their capacity to make positive choices.
A key component of our school-wide approach is encouraging the expected behaviours. Our school-wide approach has a continuum of encouragement strategies used by all staff with all students in all settings. This includes Fleet points as part of our house system, occasional awards such as earning 3B wrist bands, raffles of Fleet points for rewards; and long term positive events for students who have maintained Good or Advanced Standing. These might include reward excursions or in-school events.
The PBS Leadership Team has representatives from all areas of the school.