Positive Behaviour for Learning School Wide

( PB4L- SW )

PB4L Mission Statement:   

Enhancing a positive, innovative culture with a sense of belonging to develop skilled thinkers and communication stepping out in confidence.

We are excited to have commenced our journey with PB4L-SW and know that it will help strengthen and support the many great things that are already happening within Te Kura o Mārama, Clearview Primary,  in line with our mission statement of ‘Skilled thinkers and communicators stepping out with confidence.’

What is Positive Behaviour for Learning?

Positive Behaviour for Learning (School-Wide) is an initiative from the Ministry of Education. It aims to provide a positive school climate and to create a supportive environment for personal, social and academic growth for students and staff.

It is an evidence-based framework and looks at behaviour and learning from a whole school and individual student perspective. It takes the approach that opportunities for learning, progress and achievement increase if:

  • the school environment is positive and supportive
  • expectations are consistently clear
  • students are consistently taught expected behaviours
  • expected behaviours are consistently acknowledged
  • inappropriate behaviours are consistently responded to in a fair and equitable way

Children need to be taught how to behave just like they are taught how to read and write. Some children require extra time and practice to behave in the way we would expect them to here at Clearview Primary. It does take time, but we are committed to ensuring all children learn how to be Clearview Citizens, demonstrating our competencies of; Care, Collaborate, Curious, Create, Climb & Connect. You might like to have conversations with your child at home to reinforce our competencies and discuss examples of what these behaviours may look like both at school and at home.We look forward to sharing more information about PB4L-SW with the school community and we will be seeking your input as the year progresses.  Further information about PB4L – SW can be found on the website below: https://pb4l.tki.org.nz/

“You can’t teach children
to behave better
by making then feel worse.
When children feel better,
they behave better.”

Pam Leo

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