Behaviour for Learning
Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL), Grand Avenue State School aims to build
and uphold a culture of community, responsibility and trust that emphasises the
school's expectations of a safe, respectful and responsible learning
Meet our PBL team
- Tony Maksoud
- Janeen Almond
- Leigh Cowen
- Rachel Sweetnam
- Maggie Bunn
- Michelle Skehan
- Bianca Angelosanto
- Carleen Clowes
- Kerri Millichap
- Carleen Clowes
- Charlotte McNarn
- Sarah Deller
- Julie-Ann Jennings
- Nikki Casey
- Courtney Reid
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.
STAR class trophies for Prep to Year 3, House trophy for Years 4 to 6 and
school wide STAR tickets
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.
Our school community has identified the following four school
expectations to teach and promote our high standards of responsible behaviour:
- Successful learners
- Take responsibility
- Act safety
- Respect everyone.
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.
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.
School wide ladder used to provide consistent and appropriate
acknowledgement and feedback regarding behaviour expectations.