In 2015, Hammond Park Primary School began its journey into Positive Behaviour Support or PBS.
PBS is a school wide framework aimed at improving the academic and behavioural outcomes of all students. PBS works to establish a climate in which appropriate behavior is the norm. This occurs through the use of proactive strategies and the explicit teaching of behavioural expectations. Data is collected to assess the types of behavior, the need for change and the effects of the intervention. Systems are created within the school that ensure that the interventions are implemented consistently and that the change is sustainable.
Staff members from different areas across the school have come together as a team to work on this fantastic program.
We also have a PBS Student Team that is made up of students from Year 2 to Year 6. Students work closely with the team to discuss the behavioural expectations, bring any concerns to the team and to spread the positive messages of PBS through the school.
One of the key elements of PBS is our expectations.
Our expectations at Hammond Park Primary School are:
We are RESPECTFUL
We are RESPONSIBLE
We are SAFE
We are LEARNERS
Staff have then worked together to develop a PBS Matrix that 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.
To view our expectation video click on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe1IQhzjKAKmFDxqkmvmFbg