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School-Wide Positive Behaviour for Learning (SPBL)

What is SPBL?

School-wide positive behaviour support is an evidence-based framework preventing and responding to student behaviour. It aims to create a positive school climate, a culture of student competence and an open, responsive management system for all school community members. Instead of using many different behaviour management strategies, a consistent system of expectations for all students within our school is implemented in all areas including in classrooms and on the playground.

Our students know these expectations as our school rules:

Care for Self

Care for Others

Care for Our Place

If a student is witnessed to have been following the school expectations on the playground they receive a ‘GOTCHA’. GOTCHAs are tallied in the classroom and are rewarded at Gold Awards Assembly on Wednesday afternoons (Infants Odd Weeks and Primary Even Weeks) with the following:

10: Wristband

30: School ruler and eraser

60: Holy Family pin

100: Holy Family medal and morning tea with the Principal

GOTCHAs are also collected and a lucky recipient is drawn from a grade raffle to receive some negotiated free-time in the classroom.

Playground Behaviour Expectations Matrix