The Ponds School

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Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL)


Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) forms an integral part of life at The Ponds School and is deeply embedded into programs and routines. All students are encouraged and supported to demonstrate behaviour which epitomises and promotes Caring, Learning and Being Safe in every situation.

Our PBL Teaching Matrix guides explicit and incidental teaching of appropriate behaviours specific to each area in the school. Positive behaviours are consistently reinforced and consolidated through the use of a common language supported by clear, attractive and meaningful signage and a school wide reward system featuring our frog mascot, named Bunji (Aboriginal word meaning good ‘friend’ or ‘mate’). 

Students receive feedback in the form of fast and frequent rewards (stamps, stickers) as well as Bunji awards, Class awards, Class Dojo points, PBL Certificates and Bag Tags.

Classroom expectations are formulated to address the behaviour needs of the students in each class. They are positively stated, clearly displayed, taught and reinforced within the PBL framework. 

Six Key Behaviour Support Strategies are used to support student behaviour across the school. Accident/ Injury and Major Incident data is collected on a weekly basis to track the impact of PBL on student behaviour over time. 

Leap Forward by Caring, Learning and Being Safe.