Student Wellbeing


PRIDE         Kindness           CURIOSITY

            At Wandong Primary School we are committed to making a difference by developing  confident, independent and resilient learners who strive for personal excellence.

 

 

Jessica Woods    Student Wellbeing Leader

School Wide Positive Behaviour     

 

Introducing, modelling and reinforcing positive social behaviour is an important component of all student’s education. Teaching behavioural expectations and rewarding students for following them is a much more positive approach than waiting for misbehaviour to occur before responding.

In 2021, we commenced our journey in developing this whole school approach to positive behaviour. School Wide Positive Behaviour Support is a system of tools and strategies for defining, teaching, acknowledging appropriate behaviour, and correcting inappropriate behaviour in a supportive nature. It is a framework for creating individualised school systems that enhance student outcomes and academic success. It is preventative, and switches focus from negative behaviours and exchanges, to positive expectations and interactions – leading to the promotion of social proficiency and academic success.

We recognise that learning social skills and socially acceptable behaviours is a process, which everybody moves through at different stages. Learning appropriate social skills is seen in the same light as learning how to read, write or complete a mathematical task. Some students need more assistance in some areas and less in others.

At Wandong Primary school, our values will be reflected in our everyday learning and displayed and taught in all areas of the school. Our Values are Pride, Kindness and Curiosity.

 

When SWPBS is implemented well, teachers and students have more time to focus on relationships and classroom instruction. Students and staff benefit from:

  • increased respectful and positive behaviour
  • increased time focused on instruction
  • improved social-emotional wellbeing
  • positive and respectful relationships among students and staff
  • increased adoption of evidence-based instructional practices
  • a predictable learning environment with improved perceptions of safety and increased attendance

The following will occur at Wandong Primary school across the whole school to ensure that SWPB is consistently implemented:   

  • Students are explicitly taught the school expected behaviours as shown in our Matrix of Expected Behaviour
  • Staff demonstrate and model the expected behaviours
  • Staff and students can articulate the difference between major and minor behaviours      
  • Staff acknowledge and reward students who show the expected behaviours with house points or a Value Postcard.
  • Staff pre-correct (remind students of expected behaviours beforehand)
  • Staff re-teach expected behaviours if a student makes a mistake in a positively framed way
  • Selected students are further acknowledged with a principal award of excellence for showing exemplary behaviour throughout the term
  • House points are calculated at the end of each term with the winning house being rewarded.

             

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