Positive Behaviour Support

St Peter’s is currently developing policies and procedures around Positive Behaviour Support.

Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) uses preventative, teaching and reinforcement-based strategies to achieve meaningful and durable behaviour outcomes.

PBS is an evidence-based approach for supporting all students as well as for individual students.

PBS support for individual students:

  • concentrates primarily on preventing the occurrence of an identified behaviour by avoiding or adapting the circumstances that usually trigger this behaviour
  • focuses on building skills to use or develop alternative preferred behaviours
  • considers the motivation for or functions of behaviours
  • values the student and their attempts at positive interaction
  • uses the students’ strengths and interests to increase success
  • increases an individual’s quality of life by supporting increased access and engagement.

At St Peter’s, our PBS program will focus on being respectful, resilient and responsible, and students learn about the behaviours outlined in the matrix below.

At St Peter’s we value the teachings of Jesus, friendship and a quality education as we learn and play with respect, responsibility and resilience.

Respectful

WHEN LEARNING WE WILL... AT PLAY WE WILL... IN OUR RELATIONSHIPS WE WILL...
  • Let others learn
  • Listen to teachers and others
  • Speak plitely - appropriate volume and tone
  • Work coallaboratively and interact positively with others
  • Accept others abilities
  • Care for the playground, equipment and the environment
  • Take turns and share space
  • Be inclusive
  • Use friendly talk
  • Recognise others rights to learn, to play, and to have friends

Resilient

WHEN LEARNING WE WILL... AT PLAY WE WILL... IN OUR RELATIONSHIPS WE WILL...
  • Be persistent - it's okay to be challenged
  • Celebrate mistakes - they are part of learning
  • Accept change
  • Use pisitive self-talk
  • Understand that playing the games is more important than winning
  • Follow the game rules
  • Take it out and keep trying

  • Stay calm in the face of difficult situations
  • Make positive friendship decisions
  • Be truthful
  • Celebrate everyone's achievements

Responsible

WHEN LEARNING WE WILL... AT PLAY WE WILL... IN OUR RELATIONSHIPS WE WILL...
  • Do your best
  • Ask for help when unsure
  • Own your own behaviour and accept consequences
  • Be organised, be ready, be tidy
  • Care for school equipment
  • Be on time for the bell
  • Keep the playground clean
  • Play safely
  • Be gentle with others feelings
  • Use safe hands and safe feet
  • Be of service to others
  • Be welcoming

Positive behaviour will be modelled in specific lessons and encouraged using a reward system.

Any negative behaviours will be addressed in terms of the matrix and dealt with using a restorative model.

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