Cullen Bullen Public School


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Positive behaviour for learning (PBL)

Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL)

Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) is a school-wide program that actively promotes and encourages positive behaviour. It allows students to develop a clear understanding of required expectations, become responsible for their own behaviour, make academic progress and work together to create a positive, safe and supporting learning environment.

Our school-wide expectations, Safe, Respectful and Responsible, are represented with a mascot derived from the local Cullen Bullen Copperwing butterfly.

At weekly staff meetings our PBL team analyses data to identify specific areas for staff and students to focus on each week. This will then be followed with explicit teaching on the subject and continued support throughout the week to encourage positive behaviours and check that expectations are met.

At Cullen Bullen Public School our school wide PBL approach provides students and staff with a safe environment that promotes positivity in learning while maintaining clear and achievable expectations.


  • Stay in bounds
  • Hands and feet to self
  • Walk safely
  • Report a problem to the teacher when it happens
  • Put your belongings in the correct area




  • Follow adult instructions
  • Support your peers in a positive manner
  • Raise your hand and wait to speak
  • Play fairly and take turns
  • Use good manners




  • Active listening
  • Be mindful of other students
  • Look after school equipment and own belongings
  • Report any issues to an adult
  • Be in the right place at the right time

Rewarding positive behaviour

How is Positive Behaviour Rewarded?

In the classroom and playground, staff use coloured (red, blue and yellow) butterflies when they observe students displaying positive behaviours and following school expectations.

Once a week, if the required number of butterflies are collected, students are then able to trade them in for a special activity.

All butterflies that are received during the week are collected. If the agreed target amount is achieved at the end of the term students get to celebrate with a whole school reward.

     Student Award System

5 Achievement Award = 1 Honour Award

5 Honour Awards = 1 Merit Award

5 Merit Awards = 1 Principal Award

3 Principal Awards = 1 Pennant

3 Pennant Awards = Principal Book Award


Principals Gold Medallion

This is the pinnacle of ALL awards and will only be presented to students in Year 6 at the presentation award assembly at the end of the year.

To be considered for the award, students need to:

Complete ‘Principals Gold Medallion’ application form and

complete an interview with the Principal