As part of the PB4L process we have collaboratively created our school Totara tree which encompasses our school values.
What is PB4L?
Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) is a school-wide process for teaching social and behavioural skills so the focus can be on teaching and learning. The children will develop the skills needed to consistently make positive choices. This programme has been gradually introduced over the last few years. An important part of this programme is gaining student and school community input.
PB4L Statement of Purpose
To create an environment that enhances learning by consistently teaching positive social behaviour.
School wide Reward system developed through PB4L (band programme)
Aim – to promote positive behaviour within our school.
Bands relate to our school values – Red = respect for self, Orange = respect for others, Blue = respect for property, and Green = respect for environment.
We have also created the catchphrase ‘Learning the Ropes’ (Respect, Others, Property, Environment, Self).
How our band programme works
- Bands given out by all staff – teachers, teacher aides, support staff, relievers in class and in the playground.
- Specific reason given to children for why they are receiving a band.
- PALS (Physical Activity Leaders) give out a band at assembly to one child who participated in their activity.
- At end of each day teachers record the number of bands received under each area of respect for each child in their class on a school wide google sheet.
- Once a child has received 50 bands they get a gold band at the Friday school assembly. Their names are also recorded in the school newsletter.
- Teachers record the dates children receive their gold bands on the school wide google sheet.
- All children who have earned a gold band have their name put into a draw to go out for lunch with the Principal at the end of each term.
- All gold band winners for the term receive a group reward. eg mufti day, swim, movie afternoon etc… This reward is decided upon each term after consultation with the children.