Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)
In 2016, Coolbinia Primary School began its journey into Positive Behaviour Support or PBS.
PBS is our school-wide approach aimed at improving the academic and behavioural outcomes of all students. PBS works to establish a climate in which appropriate behaviour is the norm. This occurs through the use of proactive strategies and the explicit teaching of behavioural expectations. Our goal is to create a safe, positive learning environment where students are engaged and successful. Emphasis is on making positive choices and accepting responsibility for both learning and behaviour, rather than being structured around a set of rules.
At Coolbinia our core values are Character, Respect, Responsibility and Strive.
Each week our students are explicitly taught these values through classroom based activities and they are continuously encouraged to actively demonstrate behaviours derived from these values in the classroom, during break-times and as wider community members.
Staff have worked together to develop a PBS Matrix which is shown below. This clearly explains what each of these expectations mean in different areas of the school grounds. Teachers then use the PBS Matrix and PBS Term Schedule to teach these concepts to the students. The positive language used in the matrix is embedded into our school culture through teaching and learning programs, morning messages, assemblies and visuals displayed throughout the school. A number of verbal, non-verbal and tangibles are used to reinforce students who display the desired behaviour.