Positive Behaviour Education
Our whole-school Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) framework is designed to facilitate student’s self-awareness and regulation skills while increasing social and emotional wellbeing and social competency development. The way in which students, staff and families engage with each other, is underpinned by the following three behaviour expectations:
Our PBS framework recognises the importance of providing a continuum of support for students which include:
- Tier 1 (Whole-school) - Behaviour expectations for all students are clearly defined, taught and reinforced. Whole-school Social and Emotional Learning programs and quality classroom practice are applied consistently across the school.
- Tier 2 - More refined practices are planned and implemented for identified groups of students.
- Tier 3 – Personalised interventions and supports are provided for individual students.
Our PBS Matrix articulates how the learning and language of our behaviour expectations are embedded across all aspects of our school and supports students to communicate and problem-solve towards positive outcomes. We facilitate understanding of these concepts during scheduled lessons, through ongoing explicit instruction, at point of need and through workshops with class staff, families, specialists and support providers.
PBS lessons explicitly teach students to develop awareness of different behaviour expectation each fortnight, in a range of different contexts. These lessons are complemented by instructional videos and learning activities tailored for each student.
PBS Clubs occur each Friday afternoon and encourage positive interaction with others. Staff and volunteers reinforce the fortnight’s targeted behaviours, allowing students opportunity to generalise the behaviour expectations across a range of contexts.
Students are encouraged to earn PBS Tokens when demonstrating any one of the behaviour expectations. These are cumulative and regularly reported at an individual, class and cluster level. Student achievement is recognised through PBS Awards, presented at general assemblies, opportunities to receive prizes at PBS Assemblies and when attaining membership of the PBS 50s and 100 Clubs.
Social and Emotional Development is taught as an explicit subject as well as embedded across all learning. We believe social and emotional learning for our students is critical in providing the skills needed to effectively manage emotions, behaviour choices and relationships with others. Using evidence-based programs that are aligned with addressing key components of the ‘Personal and Social Capabilities’ within the Western Australian Curriculum students learn to understand themselves and others.
Students are provided with ongoing opportunities to build upon their current skills through social story, role play and guided support during mock and real interactions. Opportunities to foster positive relationships with adults and peers, including those from other schools, is ongoing.