3What is pb4l?Positive Behaviour for Learning was ultimately designed to address inappropriate behaviour in children and young people. Led by the Ministry of Education, it is a joint initiative between a number of education sector organisations and is delivered by the Ministry in partnership with non-governmental organisations, early childhood sector organisations, and Resource Teachers: Learning and Behaviour (RT:LB).
4What is pb4l?The programme is actually a collection of programmes for schools, teachers and parents; all are aimed to promote positive behaviour. The rationale behind PB4L is that by improving students’ behaviour and their home and school environments, their engagement and achievement will consequently improve. It hinges on the premise that positive behaviour can be learned and difficult and disruptive behaviour can be unlearned.The School-Wide framework, based on the Positive Behavioural Interventions and Support (PBIS) framework in the United States. Students are taught in very specific terms what behaviours are expected of them and there is a consistent response to these behaviours across the school. It involves a behavioural stocktake of all the incidents, reports, detentions, suspensions, and stand-downs, allowing the school to track its progress over time. According to the Ministry, 628 schools will have access to PB4L School-Wide by The Ministry provides $10,000 per school per year for the first three years of implementation
5The principles behind PB4L Positive Behaviour for Learning believes:positive behaviour can be learnt and difficult and disruptive behaviour can be unlearntindividual children are not a ‘problem’ – we need to change the environment around them to support positive behaviourpunishing and isolating children doesn’t bring about long-term and sustainable changes in behaviourwe need to concentrate on a small number of evidence-based programmes and frameworks that we know workthere are no quick fixes. Behaviour change takes time.
6R.i.s.e card positive behaviour system Small RED cards that can be given by ANY staff member in ANY school setting: Class, playground, assembly, sports etc. When you receive a card it can be ‘cashed in’.
7How can STUDENTS get them? By displaying any of the 4 School Values:RESPECT: Towards others-teachers, classmates, all adults, using basic manners & being polite, wearing correct uniform with pride, respecting the learning & school environmentsINTEGRITY: Being honest, responsible, organised, prepared, doing the right thing, following school policies & rulesSERVICE: To others, holding doors open for teachers, helping, picking up rubbish, doing jobs, duties , kindness, consideration, work around the school, volunteering and assisting others, using your initiativeENDURANCE: Doing your best, effort, positive attitude, staying on task, completing work, homework, assignments
8What do I do with them?When you receive a R.I.S.E card you need to clearly write your name and class on the card and tick the correct school value it has been received for. You then have 3 options when you earn a R.I.S.E Card.
9Put them in the R.I.S.E prize draw Place the card in any R.I.S.E box around the school to go in the Y7/Y8 weekly R.I.S.E draw. (5 names from each Year level). If your name is picked out in the draw, you can CHOOSE from the chart to redeem ANY one of the weekly rewards. There is also an end of term draw for a major prize, so you get a 2nd chance for every card you have in the draw!!!
10Buy chocolateYou can collect R.I.S.E cards to buy chocolate from your Homeroom Teacher. 20 RISE cards = 1 Mini-Choc bar.
11Collect themYou can collect R.I.S.E cards to earn a certificate from your Homeroom Teacher. 20 RISE cards = 1 Certificate.
12Weekly R.I.S.E draw prize examples. Sit on the staff balcony and have your lunch with 3 friends1 X Chocolate Bar from your H.R TeacherPositive phone call home from Year level leader1 Stationery Item from the officePersonal Mufti DayHeat your lunch in the food room with 3 friendsBus Quick Pass - 1st on the bus!Free entry to the next socialBe Principal for a periodSit on stage in assemblyBring your skateboard or scooter to school for a dayFree slushy from the tuck-shopPlay on an iPod for 1 periodTake 3 extra books out from the libraryTuck-shop Quick pass – straight to the front of the line!1 R.I.S.E certificate for any value of your choiceHave the library all to yourselfExtra sports session for your class1 period free timeGet out of the yo-yo test once
13Rewards – End of term R.I.S.E Draw Sports equipmentFree entry to graduationWestfield voucherITunes MUSIC VoucherDVDFamily HamperPermanent Tuck-Shop Quick PassPermanent Bus Line Quick PassFREE ENTRY TO ALL SOCIALSFREE pIZZA
14R.I.S.E CertificatesAt least 5 certificates are awarded each week either in PB4L Home Room time or through an assembly for showing one of the 4 school valuesCertificates are kept at school in the homeroom class R.I.S.E Clear fileYou can ALSO earn a R.I.S.E certificate by collecting 20 R.I.S.E cards
15Values BadgesWhen you earn 4 R.I.S.E certificates for a particular value (e.g. RESPECT) you are eligible to receive the corresponding value badge.Awarded by Year Level LeadersNames are published school-wide (website, newsletter)RESPECTINTEGRITYSERVICEENDURANCE
16Principal’s Certificate R.I.S.E BadgesUpon earning each of the value badges, you are eligible to receive a R.I.S.E badge & Principals Certificate.Awarded by senior managementNames are published school-wide (website, newsletter)All students who have a R.I.S.E badge have a FREE mufti day in the last week of each termR.I.S.ERESPECTINTEGRITYSERVICEENDURANCEPrincipal’s Certificate
17The winning house each term receives a FREE mufti day House PointsNot given for behaviour or in class work habitsGiven in ‘ones’Used in competitive situations only e.g. a class quiz, sports, singing etc.Winning house receives a Mufti DayAthletics DayCross Country2 X Other House Competition DaysFriday SportLunchtime sportsThe winning house each term receives a FREE mufti day