School Wide Positive Behaviour Support

What is School Wide Positive Behaviour?

Our School-Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS) framework aims to prevent and respond to student behaviour and achieves this with a problem solving orientation towards decision making and preventative activities. Our goal is to create a positive and safe school culture, promoting an environment where students understand and practise expected behaviours in accordance with our school values.


Why we Implement SWPBS

Explicitly teaching behavioural expectations and recognising students for demonstrating them is key to the success of SWPBS. By introducing, modeling and reinforcing positive social behaviour we are empowering students with the tool set they need in becoming respectful, caring, responsible and resilient members of the community. The framework further aims to:

  • Increase academic performance
  • Address inappropriate behaviours
  • Improving perception of safety
  • Address bullying behaviours
  • Improving social-emotional competence 
  • Increase positive school climate and culture.

How do we Teach Positive Behaviours? 

The school has set out a matrix of school behaviours we believe are important to our students educational success, some of these include:

  • Being inclusive
  • Asking for help
  • Persevering when challenged.

Each week we focus on an area from the Matrix which is shared and modeled by the Year 6 Captains at Monday morning assembly. This learning is further supported in the classroom, with students engaging in role-play, listening to a story, brainstorming and creating class posters. 



Token System
Students who display positive behaviour are acknowledged and reinforced with our whole school reward system. This is where students receive a token for demonstrating the expected behaviour from the matrix. It is critical that the students understand how the token is valued and why it was awarded. In context this sounds like;


"This token is for showing respect - I like the way you raised your hand quietly when you asked that question." 


When students collect 10 tokens they then put them in a jar that contributes to the ‘whole school reward’. This is celebrated at the end of each term, for example, with a reward decided upon by the students, such as crazy hair day or extra time outside at lunchtime.