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
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
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