Positive Behaviour for Learning
Creating a safe and supportive learning environment through Positive Behaviour for Learning.
Our four school values
of "I care for myself, I care for learning, I care for others and I care for my
school" are the embedded foundations maintaining a safe, supportive and
disciplined learning environment at Undurba State School. The school has developed
and established a comprehensive Responsible Behaviour Plan for Students which
is based on the Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) philosophy. Included
within this framework is the High 5 and REBOOT philosophy and curriculum which
is explicitly taught in every classroom for students to use when responding to
challenges. Our Responsible Behaviour Plan for Students outlines our system for
facilitating positive behaviours, preventing problem behaviours and responding
to unacceptable behaviours. Durby, a fabulous and well-behaved golden coloured
dog is the mascot of our PBL program and promotes excellence in upholding our
values and the safe respectful behaviour of our students.
This common language is
embedded in every classroom and team to ensure the learning behaviours and
expectations are consistent across the school.
Every classroom has the
following expectations for students:
- I care for myself
- I care for learning
- I care for others
- I care for my school.
The school operates a
Positive Behaviour for Learning professional learning team which meets each
month to discuss school based behavioural data, establish behaviour focuses for
explicit teaching each week and review/update Positive Behaviour for Learning operations
and processes across the school. The school has developed a comprehensive
Positive Behaviour for Learning action plan which is actioned, monitored and
reviewed each month by the PBL committee.
The school has a number
of staff members specifically dedicated to supporting student behaviour,
well-being and mental health. These include a Guidance Officer onsite (three
days per week); PBL Teacher (3 days per week); and a P&C endorsed part time
Chaplain (three days per week). The Chaplain is funded through the National
School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program in partnership with community
funding. Despite being a very large school, external and internal feedback is
that the school has a “positive” culture which is embedded in the daily
operations of our school and which assists new children to the school in
Undurba State School
provides a supportive school environment where each classroom operates on the
premise that teachers have the right to teach and students have the right to
learn in a safe and supportive environment.