School-Wide Positive Behaviour Learning (SWPBL) is an
Education Queensland initiative that fosters responsible student behaviour
through a unified, school-wide behaviour program. For consistency all school
rules are taught around 3 expectations which, at SLSS are;
We are Cooperative
We are Peaceful
We are Respectful
A consistent set of expectations across the school ensures
that students are directly aware of what is required regarding their behaviour
at school. As behaviour is closely linked with effective learning it is
essential that children learn and develop the expected behaviour of the school.
The SWPBL focus is on
Each week, all students are taught a behaviour concept or
skill relating to the school-wide expectations to foster and improve our safe,
supportive school setting.
Doves are given by any member on staff as an instant reward
for demonstrating appropriate behaviour.
School-Wide Positive Reward System
Our school implements a whole-school positive reward system
where children move through levels. In each class a child has a dove collection
chart. Children earn dove stamps by receiving a negotiated amount of doves.
Once a child completes their dove collection chart they are then rewarded with
a blue wristband (first level) and they receive a certificate. Then they are
working towards the next coloured wristband. See here to view wristband levels.
How is inappropriate
behaviour dealt with in SWPBL
While the focus of SWPBL is on positive behaviour, usual
consequences, as outlined in the school’s Responsible Behaviour Plan, apply for
Our school provides programs such as the Solutions Centre to
help children develop strategies to use in the playground. SWPBL has been shown
to support appropriate student behaviour through a wide range of unified
approaches, thereby leading to a happier, more harmonious school.