School Wide Positive Behaviour


School-wide positive behaviour support (SWPBS) is a framework that brings our school community together to develop a positive, safe and supportive learning culture.

SWPBS is an evidence based framework which is used in schools worldwide. When implemented well, teachers and students have more time to focus on relationships and classroom instruction. Staff and students benefit from:

  • Increased respectful and positive behaviour

  • Increased time focused on instruction

  • Improved social and emotional wellbeing

  • Positive and respectful relationships among students and staff

  • A predictable learning environment

CPS has developed a Positive Behaviour Expectations matrix which is displayed prominently throughout the school. This matrix clearly states the behaviours we expect of our students in all settings within the school. The behaviour expectations have been grouped in accordance to some values that align with our Super 7 values.

Class teachers explicitly teach the positive behaviour expectations just as we explicitly teach academics. Mistakes in behaviour are treated as learning opportunities, much as mistakes in learning are treated as learning opportunities. Students who display the positive behaviours are acknowledged through the awarding of coloured House tokens or Dojo points.


We have also developed a list of Major and Minor behaviours. Students are taught that if they display a Major behaviour, it will be recorded and they will be sent to a member of school leadership to resolve or manage the issue.

Common understandings and expectations across the school are essential to ensure consistency between year levels. 



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