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Behaviour management

Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL)

In 2014, we applied and were successful in being a part of the Positive Behaviour Schools program. Positive Behaviour for Learning is our way for teaching expected social and behavioural skills so that our focus can continue to be on great teaching and learning experiences. From the recent School Behavioural Audit, St Bernard State School went very well with the majority of indicators in the high range, with some being outstanding.

Currently our PBL team consists of staff volunteers who have a range of roles and responsibilities. These roles include: Team Leader, Coach, Teacher Representatives, Classroom Behaviour Coordinator, Teacher Aide Representative and Class Data Management, Community Representative and Parent Representative.

Additional to the above staff and community representatives who attend, we have a team of dedicated staff who support the implementation of the framework at fortnightly meetings.

The PBL logo represents our unique school focus and identity. These are already located around the school in various positions, easily identifiable for students, staff, parents and visitors.

We are looking forward to continually share our progress as we travel the PBL journey.

Responsible behaviour plan

The Queensland Education Act and associated regulations lay the foundation for policies and procedures at our school. At St Bernard State School we endeavour to provide an environment in which expectations for all students are high and where staff and students get the necessary support to deal with problems that emerge. At our school we recognise that ‘rights’ are accompanied by ‘responsibilities’.

The school motto: ‘We Care and Understand’ – underpins the expectations for students, staff and parents.

High levels of student involvement, cooperation and efficient use of time indicate effective behaviour management. Consequently, we promote:

  • courtesy among all members of the school community
  • self responsibility and self discipline
  • reasonable rules that are beneficial to the individual and the group
  • engaged learning behaviour
  • no student should be denied the opportunity to learn because of the actions of any other student
  • behaviour that is not tolerated in the wider community is not considered acceptable at our school.
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