Positive Behaviour Support
School-wide positive behaviour support (PBS) is an evidenced-based framework that brings together school communities to develop positive, safe, supportive learning cultures.
When PBS is implemented well, teachers and students have more time to focus on relationships and learning. Students and staff benefit from:
- increased respectful and positive behaviour
- increased time focused on learning
- improved social-emotional wellbeing
- positive and respectful relationships among students and staff
- increased adoption of evidence-based instructional practices
- a predictable learning environment with improved perceptions of safety and increased attendance
- improved student attendance
- decrease in suspensions
Teaching expected behaviours
College staff teach our safe, respectful and responsible behaviour expectations to our students in an age and context-appropriate way. You can find out more about our behaviour expectations by reading our Positive Behaviour Support Matrix found below in the related downloads section.
Reinforcing expected behaviours
College staff verbally reinforce positive behaviours and issue Positive Behaviour Credits. Students can X-Change their positive behaviour credits for X-Change items. You can find out more about verbal reinforcement, positive behaviour credits and the X-Change by reading our Positive Behaviour Support Frequently Asked Questions document found below in the related downloads section.
Managing minor challenging behaviours
Teachers assist students to improve their behaviour by reminding students of the behaviour expectations and then reteaching the behaviour expectations as required during their interactions with students. Teachers also provide appropriate behavioural choices and students with opportunities to re-engage with their learning if they have demonstrated a minor challenging behaviour. Following a minor challenging behaviour staff will also conference with students and issue logical consequences for the minor behaviours. You can find out more about how teachers manage minor behaviours by reading our Minor Behaviours Frequently Asked Questions document found below in the related downloads section.
If you would like to find out more about how we are safe, respectful and responsible learners at Cranbourne Secondary College please contact Catherine Gilchriest or Karrie Hullin on (03) 5996 3544.
Please download the following documents: