Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL)
What is Positive Behaviour for Learning?
The Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) framework supports the wellbeing of every Campbell High student. PBL is an ACT Education Directorate initiative that is being implemented across all ACT Public Schools. PBL is an evidence-based, positive, social, student focused approach to behaviour that involves our whole school community and includes creating, teaching and rewarding expected and positive social behaviours for our entire school community.
PBL @ Campbell
The school and the community created the PBL Behaviour Expectation Matrix and now work together to uphold our expectations of being Safe and Respectful Learners. The Our School matrix applies to non-classroom settings like the playground, canteen, library etc. It applies to before, during and after school. Students demonstrate these expectations through our agreed example behaviours that are displayed all around the school on posters.
We explicitly teach the example behaviours for areas within the school in Compass lessons. We use visual reminders, modelling, and positive reinforcement to strengthen and support these example behaviours at Campbell High School.
PBL Merit Awards
PBL identifies and acknowledges positive behaviour through PBL Merit Awards. These Merits are an acknowledgement system designed to give positive feedback leading to improved self-concept and increased motivation to learn. Students who receive Merit awards go into a weekly draw for a chance to win a range of prizes.
Supporting Desired Behaviours
To provide a consistent approach across all classroom and non-classroom settings, staff use the Sequence of Desirable Behaviours to support students to make positive choices with their behaviour. The following are behaviours that apply across all school areas.