POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR FOR LEARNING (PBL)
We believe that mutual respect, built on a foundation of positive relationships is key for providing a safe, supportive and disciplined learning environment that is essential for effective teaching and learning to take place.
The Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) framework provides a whole school evidence- based approach to behaviour support. PBL takes an instructional approach to behaviour, recognising that we need to explicitly teach the behaviours needed for success at school and beyond.
Our whole school PBL expectations are:
The whole school PBL framework provides the foundations for Classroom PBL, the consistent implementation of proactive, research-informed practices for classroom management, which is critical to the provision of a safe and supportive learning environment, and helps build positive relationships.
Research has consistently demonstrated the relationship between effective classroom management and both academic achievement, and teacher and student wellbeing.
The visual below depicts the components of effective classroom management demonstrated by research to reduce rates of problem behaviour and increase student engagement with learning.
The PBL Matrix provides an overview of what these expectations mean in each of seven different settings.
STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT
These values have been used in the development of our Student Code of Conduct, with the aim of helping shape and build the skills of all our students to be confident, self-disciplined and kind young people. Our school staff believe that communication and positive connections with other people are the most valuable skills our communities need now and in the future.
Coombabah State High School staff take an educative approach to discipline, that behaviour can be taught and that mistakes are opportunities for everyone to learn. Our Student Code of Conduct provides an overview of the school's local policies on use of mobile phones and other technology, removal of student property and the approach to preventing and addressing incidents of bullying. It also details the steps school staff take to educate students about these policies and how students are explicitly taught the expected behaviours. Finally, it details the consequences that may apply when students breach the expected standards of behaviour, including the use of suspension or exclusion.