Positive Behaviours for Learning

St Kevin’s teaches Positive Behaviours for Learning (PBL) to promote postive relationships and improved student learning outcomes.

This approach has a strong emphasis on teaching appropriate behaviours and providing systems of support to bring about positive behaviours.

PBL is focused on proactive strategies for defining, teaching and supporting appropriate student behaviours to create a positive school environment. The aim of PBL is to actively teach and reinforce desired behaviour while implementing consistent and reasonable intervention. The vital components of this program include preserving and building children’s self-esteem and image as well as encouraging self-monitoring of behaviour.

We have four school rules; At St Kevin’s we are United in Love when:

  1. We are Safe
  2. We are Respectful
  3. We are Responsible
  4. We are Proud Learners

Within each of these rules we have expected behaviours which are explicitly taught each fortnight.

We celebrate successes with weekly merit cards, smile awards and Principal’s awards.

PBL behaviour matrix Parent booklet