Respect for others
Respect for the environment
Our school uses a framework called Positive Behaviour For Learning (PB4L) whereby we build a culture of positive attitude towards learning and where behaviour is taught and built into all facets of school life.
The Positive Behaviour for Learning School-Wide framework, otherwise known as PB4L School-Wide, is helping New Zealand schools build a culture where positive behaviour and learning is a way of life. It’s about changing the environment, systems and practices in place to support students to make positive behaviour choices.
PB4L School-Wide is in over 700 schools in New Zealand and supported by the Ministry of Education due to the importance that behaviour has on learning. (source: http://pb4l.tki.org.nz/)
Parent support and involvement
The programme has been at RRS since 2014.
- Focus is on academic, social and emotional success
- Is for all students, all staff and all settings
- Emphasises prevention (for social behaviours)
- Uses research-validated practices
- Is coordinated by a PB4L team
- Uses data to guide decisions
- Emphasises an instructional (teaching) approach
The following are some of the PB4L initiatives at RRS:
- Fortnight focus. Every fortnight, a new school-wide respect focus or behaviour expectation is chosen and discussed in class. Students are made aware of an area needing particular attention at the time – it is about making small but long lasting changes in behaviour.
Peer Mediators are where older students wear vests at lunchtime to be visible and available to help support students. ThePeer Mediators often help resolve minor issues, find their friends or listen to what’s on their mind. The Peer Mediators do know when to take tricky or challenging situations to a teacher on duty.
- Lunchtime clubs and sports. Next week a new initiative starting is that most lunchtimes will have clubs or sports that children can participate.
PB4L tokens. A new initiative starting soon is where the Peer Mediators and teachers on duty will give out ‘PB4L tokens’ for being caught in the act of doing something that reflects the PB4L values. A name will be drawn on the Friday news from the PB4L box to receive a small reward.
- In class reward system. In class there is a school wide reward system for which students can progress through in a year. Students are awarded for exemplifying respectful behaviours with a system of rewards for each of the 4 levels being completed:
Students PB4L sticker charts:
Gold Level: Richmond Road PB4L gold band and …
|•“If a student does not know how to read, we teach
•If a student does not know how to swim, we teach
•If a student does not know how to multiply, we teach
But in the past if a student does not know how to behave, we punish
PB4L School-wide is about teaching behaviour, just as we teach other subjects.