The Positive behaviour for learning (PBL) Program is designed to create a learning and teaching environment to maximise learning, teach important social skills, recognise and model good behaviour and establish positive styles of communication. The PBL program focusses on students being safe, being responsible and being a learner.
The rules are taught through direct, explicit instruction. Social stories and other visual supports are individually created to support student learning to develop skills to more independently succeed in displaying positive behaviours.
Students’ progress is monitored and rewarded both in individual classes and as a whole school. Students are given certificates at weekly Assembly and are frequently given stickers when they are ‘caught’ following school rules, at any time of the day.
After earning ten stickers students receive a wristband of the rule colour. When a student earns all three wristbands their photo is placed on the large ‘Currumbin Surf’ visual display board at the front of the Assembly hall. It is heart-warming to have so much positive feedback on student behaviour.
This year students who have earned a wristband are eligible to attend the ‘PBL Party’ as a reward for positive behaviour choices.