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Behaviour management

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Positive Behaviour for Learning

Through 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 environment.

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.

Above: 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:

  1. Successful learners
  2. Take responsibility
  3. Act safety
  4. 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.

Above: School wide ladder used to provide consistent and appropriate acknowledgement and feedback regarding behaviour expectations.

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Last reviewed 30 May 2019
Last updated 30 May 2019