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Positive Behaviour for Learning

Meet our PBL Team 

·         Courtney Reid – Lead internal coach
·         Leigh Cowen
·         Janeen Almond
·         Brodie Singleton
·         Rachel Sweetnam
·         Maggie Bunn
·         Michelle Skehan
·         Cathy Forbes
·         Bianca Angelosanto
·         Carleen Clowes
·         Matthew King
·         Kerri Millichap
·         Carleen Clowes
At Grand Avenue State School, expected behaviour is aligned with our school values and is taught to students explicitly through weekly lessons. Students explore the five keys of healthy social/emotional wellbeing: confidence, persistence, organisation, getting along and resilience. Along the way, students are rewarded for demonstrating positive behaviour towards their friends, teachers and learning.
A safe and orderly school environment is important to learning. Disruptive classroom behaviour is known to interfere with learning and is a cause of stress and concern for students, teachers and families. PBL schools understand that problem behaviour serves a purpose for their students. The fastest way to turn problem behaviour around is by teaching them acceptable and appropriate ways to get what they need.
Using a whole-school approach to promote positive behaviour across a school is the most effective way to develop a safe and supportive learning environment. In a whole-school approach, the school community (students, parents and school staff) work together to establish the expectations. The expectations are simple, clear and explicit.
Research shows that students are more likely to respond positively when they know what is expected of them and when responses are fair and consistent. All students are explicitly taught the expected behaviours and are supported through a range of in-school measures. The Grand Avenue State School Responsible Behaviour Plan, outlining expected behavior and responses, can be accessed through this link.