What is PBL?
Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) is an evidence-based whole school framework that actively promotes positive behaviour. It enables students to develop a clear understanding of required expectations, become responsible for their own behaviour and work together to create a positive, productive and harmonious learning community.
Our school-wide behavioural expectations/ rules are:
- Be Safe,
- Be Respectful, and
- Be Successful
Our rules are represented through our super hero mascots, Safety Boy, Respecter Girl and Captain Successful.
Each week, teachers will explicitly teach and reinforce expected behaviours through focused lessons which involve discussion, role play and reflection. Refer to the matrix of expected behaviours (DOCX, 23KB) for
PBL is systematic and evidence-based. It is based on research and is designed to support all students to achieve their best academically, socially and behaviourally.
Parent support of PBL is also a fundamental element of the framework. We value parent contributions at our school and encourage parents to contact the school to discuss any aspect of the Giru State School PBL framework.
Our rewards system
Our school-wide rewards
system acknowledges both the whole school and individual students who have made positive progress towards displaying our school-wide behavioural expectations. The rewards system is a tiered system and has four levels which will include:
Level 1: Weekly recognition
SRS tokens - frequently awarded to students for displaying positive behaviour in the playground and classroom. Students who receive one or more tokens during the week, will go in the draw for a chance to win a reward on parade. The student drawn out on parade will chooses their reward from a provided list. SRS tokens continue to accumulate for each student throughout the year.
Level 2: Half term recognition
Students who have 0-1 major incidents recorded for the 5 week period and/or 15 SRS tokens will be rewarded with a silver superhero postcard being sent home to their parents (to acknowledge this positive behaviour) and a lunch break in the rewards room.
Level 3: End of term recognition
Students who have 0-1 major incidents and/or 35 SRS tokens will be rewarded with a gold superhero postcard being sent home to their parents as well as a session in the rewards room.
Level 4: End of year recognition
Students who have 0-1 major incidents and/or 150 SRS tokens will receive special recognition at parade at the end of the year as well as a student negotiated reward such as pizza party or pool party.
Whole school recognition
When the whole school has achieved intervals of 500 SRS tokens, the whole school will receive recognition in the form of a “special day” such as a free dress day, crazy hair day, extra lunch time play or a free special food day e.g. ice-creams.
Catch up on missed work
Verbal apology/ explanation
Written apology/ explanation
Supervised time out
Buddy class and Responsible Thinking Reflection sheet
Walk with adult on duty
Individual behaviour plan
Ineligible to participate in school event e.g. excursion/ camp
Ineligible for school leadership position
Suspension (1-10 days)
Suspension (11-20 days)
Suspension with recommendation for exclusion
For further information
regarding positive behaviour for learning, please refer to the Giru State
School responsible behaviour plan for students, or contact the principal.