What is Positive Behaviour For Learning (PBL)?
PBL is a school-wide approach to recognise, teach and promote consistent positive
behaviours that ensure a safer and more productive learning environment for our
students. As this is a school-wide approach, it means that there is consistency
between classrooms, teachers, teacher aides, specialist teachers, as well as relief
teachers, other school staff and visitors of what each school expectation looks like,
how it is taught, rewarded and how behavioural issues are managed. The PBL
program is a part of many schools across Queensland and is supported by the
Queensland Department of Education.
Our school expectations
Our school-wide expectations are to “Be and Active Learner, Be Responsible,
Be Respectful and Be Safe”. These expectations are displayed on posters and
signs throughout all classrooms and school buildings. These expectations are
taught through lessons that are delivered to students in their classrooms, as well
as during school assemblies, and are recognised through our rewards system.
We look at data collected from our teachers as to which areas of behaviour or
social-emotional learning we need to focus our PBL lessons on. The wider
community is made aware of our expectations through the weekly PBL section
in the school newsletter and on our School Electronic sign.
The school’s expectations provide teachers and students with a consistent
framework of the behaviours that we want to see in our school. When managing
more challenging behaviours, there is a school-wide framework for teachers and
other staff to refer back to, to ensure that challenging behaviours are dealt with
in a consistent manner.
PBL Rewards System
The school has systems for rewarding positive behaviour. Inside the classroom,
students are rewarded for displaying exceptional behaviour by receiving stickers
pencils, stamps on their work and pick of reward boxes.
Outside in the playground, positive behaviour is recognised by the rewarding of
points through Wrist Bands.
School Mascot - 2022
In 2022, our PBL team will be seeking feedback from students, staff and families
on the inclusion of a Pialba PBL Mascot. Further information coming soon in 2022.