Positive Behaviour

Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) Purpose Statement

Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) will support and enhance our school vision and values; helping to grow and strengthen a positive school culture in which our students can thrive.

PB4L is a programme the school has undertaken to enrich the behaviour management and culture within the school and we are currently in our third year of implementing this programme.

Positive behaviours are reinforced through our matrix of lesson plans. These lessons teach our five foundation values: whakaute, rangimarie, pākiki, māia and manaakitanga.

Our school has developed an acknowledgement system of ‘keys’. These keys are for when children exhibit our foundation values, and there is both a classroom system for this, and a school-wide system. When things go really well, we acknowledge this with a school wide ‘treat’. 
When behaviours do not sit within our positive foundation values, we have a flowchart to follow. This allows us to have a standardised (and fair) approach and supports full community understanding. We have organised behaviour into minor and major categories of how these behaviours can be addressed.
Posters reinforce the key learning in the programme and are displayed in each classroom. Parents are updated frequently in the newsletter so that they may also share the main PB4L teachings at home.

Ti piko o te māhuri tērā te tupu o te rākau.
The way in which the young sapling is nurtured, determines how the tree will grow.