Pacific Palms Public School

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Positive Behaviour for Learning

Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) is a school-wide behaviour initiative. It employs a whole school systems approach to address problem behaviour and reduce its effects on student outcomes and on the school community as a whole. PBL encourages positive behaviour from students, which has been shown to improve their self-concept and motivation to learn. 

At Pacific Palms Public School Respect is the key

Our values:

  • CARE for Ourselves
  • CARE for Others
  • CARE for Learning
  • CARE for our environment


Positive Behaviour for Learning Matrix

Teachers, students and parents have had input into the development into the school behaviour matrix. The matrix lists behaviour expectations for each area within the school. These expectations are explicitly taught throughout the year in each classroom. 

PBL Signage 

Behaviour expectation for each area is displayed across the school to remind students and teachers of the expected behaviour to ensure everyone is showing care. 

PBL Lessons

Each fortnight on a Monday each classroom explicitly teaches a PBL expectation for the fortnight. This expectation (from our matrix) has been identified from our data and  dissusions between teachers and students  to identify what areas in our school need to be focused on to improve behaviour. 

Positive Reward System

We promote positive behaviour in our school using positive incentives. Students often receive free and frequent praise for showing improved behaviour in the classroom and playground. At times, they are also reward with white raffle tickets for our weekly raffle. During the weekly raffle, students can select stationary, small sport equipment or canteen vouchers.

For students that continually show positive behaviour in the classroom and playground they may receive golden reward tickets. These tickets are drawn twice a term for a special reward. In 2023 the rewards included special lunches, movie afternoons, free time and a paint and juice afternoon.

PBL Reward

Responding to Problem Behaviour

When students struggle to follow our established expectations in the classroom and playground we have a consistent approach to ensure all students know the consequences of their actions. Teachers and students created the behavior ladder which identifies which behaviours are considered minor and will be dealt with by the teacher and which behaviour require executive support. 


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