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Behaviour Management

Our vision at Coombabah State High School is:

A Community - 'Building Productive Partnerships and Pathways'.

To achieve our vision we believe that mutual respect built on positive relationships is the foundation for a safe, supportive and disciplined environment that is essential to effective learning.

This year Coombabah will continue with Tier 1, Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL). This state-wide system assists schools to implement evidence based approaches to managing student behaviour and related complex support issues at the local community level including:
  • capacity building of school staff to deal with behaviour issues within existing resource and skill base.
  • competing values and changing community expectations that can mismatch with legislative and policy requirements.
  • impact on staff productivity, absenteeism, illness and stress related issues.
  • re-establishing the connection between learning, behaviour and engagement.
There are four interconnecting elements:
  1. supporting social competence and academic achievement
  2. supporting student behaviour
  3. supporting staff behaviour
  4. supporting decision making ​
The essential features of Tier I are:
  • administrator support, participation and leadership,
  • common purpose and approach to discipline,
  • clear set of positive expectations for all students and staff,
  • procedures for teaching expected behaviours,
  • continuum of procedures for encouraging expected behaviours,
  • continuum of procedures for discouraging inappropriate behaviours,
  • procedures for ongoing monitoring and evaluating effectiveness of the PBL system.
The three rules/expectations that Coombabah have developed are:
  1. be safe,
  2. be respectful and responsible,
  3. be a productive learner.

The  PBL Matrix.doc​ provides a statement of what these expectations mean in each of seven different settings. The matrix forms the basis of the explicit teaching that will continue this year.​​


The Coombabah State High School responsible Behaviour Plan for Students can be found under the Forms and Documents section or accessed by the link to the right.