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Positive behaviour for learning

Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) is:

A framework for improving behaviour competence and academic achievement of all students using:

  • A learning approach
  • A continuum of evidence based interventions focussed on prevention
  • Using function-based thinking

PBL is an organised framework for identifying, adopting and applying evidenced based practices for building and supporting academic and social success for all students. PBL provides opportunities for students to develop the social and emotional skills needed to succeed in life.

PBL is an evidence-based whole school process to improve learning outcomes for all students. PBL provides a learning approach to teach students expected social behaviour and, when implemented with integrity, it is an effective strategy for preventing school-based behaviour problems including violence and bullying.  Teaching and supporting pro-social behaviour skills creates student effective teaching and learning environments that enable students to be healthy, happy, successful and productive.

PBL applies data-based decision making to enable teachers to tailor their individual PBL strategies to suit individual students and classes.  From this individual, differentiated approach to social skills training for students, an overall improvement of student behaviours, increased academic success, and increased emotional intelligence is developed. For teachers, this means more instructional time. A win – win for both students and teachers.

Research has shown that a school that promotes Positive Behaviour for Learning will:


  • Support teaching and practice and achievement of every student
  • Provide safe, supportive and inclusive learning environments
  • Use data to drive improvement and support differentiated needs
  • Develop a culture of high expectation


Our motto is “Yes We Can”

  • Yes, we can support students to use responsible behaviour through teaching expectations, routines and using individualised support systems.  
  • Yes, we can cultivate a positive school culture where students and teachers want to be.
  • Yes, we can provide a climate of inclusion, support and encouragement.




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