School Wide Positive Behaviour

At Pembroke Primary School, we are guided by our Student Engagement and Wellbeing Policy which is to be read in conjunction with Effective Schools are Engaging Schools – Student Engagement Policy Guidelines (DEECD, 2009). The policy outlines our approach in whole-school prevention, rights and responsibilities, shared expectations and school actions and consequences.

Our approach is underpinned by the School Wide Positive Behaviour Support. School-Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS) is a whole-school framework which provides schools with an approach to promote improved behaviour. SWPBS has been developed from evidence and data. Research has shown that SWPBS is successful in improving school culture, and increasing academic performance.

A key element of SWPBS is the development of a Positive Behaviours Matrix, based on the community agreed school values. Our values are respect, responsibility and trustworthiness. We explicitly model, teach and encourage positive behaviours through a range of strategies including whole school assemblies, class community circles, in our school 'Start Up' program and through our "Respectful Relationships' program.