St Brendan’s Catholic Primary School has adopted a whole school approach to bring about positive behaviour; Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL).
St Brendan’s Catholic Primary School has adopted a whole school approach to bring about positive behaviour – Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL).
Our whole school approach to PBL has a strong emphasis on teaching appropriate behaviours and providing systems of support to bring about these positive behaviours. You will hear the students from St Brendan’s talk about our SBLM Values:
S – Strive High
B – Be Alive in Christ
L – Let’s Learn
M – Make Good Choices
By following the SBLM Values, the students contribute to a safe and happy environment.
In partnership, families and teachers work towards encouraging consistency of language at home and at school. Every child has opportunities within their classroom and on the playground to receive an extrinsic reward in the form of a Dojo. These are used to acknowledge positive behaviours which follow our SBLM Values. Our Dojo system gives our students opportunities to share their success with the school Principal when they reach certain targets, and are rewarded in a variety of ways for doing so.
Selected students from each class who display exemplary attitudes and behaviour are also nominated by their class teacher to receive a ‘Spirit of St Brendan Award’ at the conclusion of the term. The criteria for receiving such an award has been developed by Year Six and is closely aligned with our SBLM Values. We also have regular recognition of students who are following our specific fortnightly SBLM focus, and these awards are presented at our whole school assembly each Friday afternoon.
Our staff also make relevant links between our SBLM Values and all relevant Key Learning Area content, encouraging our students to consistently demonstrate positive behaviour across all contexts at St Brendan’s.