The Positive Behaviour for Learning School-Wide framework, otherwise known as PB4L School-Wide, is helping New Zealand schools build a culture where positive behaviour and learning is a way of life. The framework can be tailored to your school’s own environment and cultural needs.
It’s not about changing the students; it’s about changing the environment, systems and practices you have in place to support them to make positive behaviour choices.
For Arakura, we are looking at a range of aspects in how PB4L can work positively at our school. We know for a fact that it will require a whole community effort to build a positive behaviour culture in our students.
Arakura School Values Review
The PB4L team have decided that now would be a great time to review our school values. They previously were:
- Positive Choices
We are currently working our way through the responses from the recent survey about these values, and have decided on the following, which is a combination of various popular choices and values that were selected.
Our New Values Are: MANA
Making Positive Choices
Act with Respect
Never Give up Attitude
Always show Empathy
Arakura School Expectations Matrix (PDF)
We have developed a series of expectations for behaviour in different parts of the school. We have developed some overall behaviours for all settings, and then for places like the classroom, the school library, the playground, and even down at the school gate.
Please feel free to explore this document for yourself here.