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School Wide Positive Behaviour Support 

Our vision at St Peter Chanel Catholic Primary School is to create learning environments that prepare students to be successful citizens in the 21st Century. Our educational community seeks to provide a system that will support students’ efforts to manage their own behaviour and promote academic achievement. An effective behaviour support system is a proactive, positive, skill-building approach to the teaching and learning of successful student behaviour. Positive behaviour support  (PBS) systems ensure effective strategies that promote pro-social behaviour and respectful learning environments. Research-based positive behaviour support systems are appropriate for all students, regardless of age. 


The principles of Catholic Education reflect the beliefs that each person deserves and needs a positive and inclusive educational community that values diversity and provides a comprehensive system of individual supports from birth to adulthood. A positive behaviour support policy incorporates the modelling and teaching of positive, proactive social behaviours across the school environment. 



Our PBS system is a data-based initiative that endeavours to adjust the environment and learning opportunities that support the student. This system is implemented by collaborative, school-based teams using student-centered planning. School-wide expectations for behaviour are clearly stated, widely promoted, and frequently referenced. Both individual and school-wide learning and behaviour problems are comprehensively assessed. Functional assessment of learning and behaviour challenges is linked to an intervention that focuses on skill building. The effectiveness of the selected intervention is evaluated and reviewed, leading to data-based adjustments. Positive interventions that support adaptive and pro-social behaviour and build on the strengths of the student lead to an improved learning environment. Students are offered a continuum of methods to help them learn and maintain appropriate behaviour.