The Positive Behaviour for Learning School-Wide framework, otherwise known as PB4L, is helping many New Zealand schools build a culture where positive behaviour and learning is a way of life. This framework was introduced to our school three years ago, and through collaboration between children and staff, is tailored to our own St Mary’s school environment, special character and cultural needs.  PB4L is not about changing the students, it’s about changing the environment, systems and practices we have in place to support them in making positive behaviour choices.

Key to the framework is consistency, that behaviour is explicitly taught in the same way academic skills are taught. 

We have 3 school rules

Be. respectful to self

Be. respectful to others

Be. respectful to the environment

We practise our 3 school rules through the values of:   

Truth         Tika

Wisdom     Maramatanga

Faith          Whakapono

Mercy         Aroha 

Each week we have a behaviour expectation that is taught from our school Behaviour Matrix.  Please note the following behaviours that we will be focusing on during the first five weeks this term:

Week 1:   Revise Classroom treaty agreed to in term 1

Week 2:  I am ready to learn

Week 3:  I am proud of the work I do and try to do my best

Week 4:  I use my inside voice

Week 5:  I look after my belongings and classroom equipment

The children earn Be. Tokens for following our school rules and matrix expectations and at the end of every term we have a Celebration Assembly.  The House with the most Be. Tokens wins an ice block for everyone in their House. 

Congratulations to Cluny for being the winners in term 1! 

We look forward to bringing you more information regarding PB4L in our newsletters.

Lisa Broadmore
PB4L Leader/Coach