Positive Behaviour for Learning

Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) is an evidence-based organisational framework that brings together the whole school community to contribute to developing a positive, safe and supportive learning culture. PB4L at Holy Spirit School is the cornerstone of our educational philosophy, fostering a nurturing environment where students can thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. We believe creating a supportive atmosphere and promoting good conduct directly impacts students' growth and development.

In our school, positive behaviour for learning means being respectful, responsible, and safe. Students are encouraged to treat one another, teachers, and staff with respect, fostering a culture of kindness and inclusivity. Being responsible encompasses completing participating actively, and taking ownership of one's learning journey.

We provide clear expectations for behaviour and offer regular recognition and reinforcement for positive behaviours. Our dedicated teachers and staff model these behaviours, creating an environment where students feel safe, supported, and motivated to excel.

The PB4L framework extends beyond the classroom, preparing students for future career and personal success. It instils a sense of character and integrity that goes beyond academic achievement and helps students become responsible, respectful, and safe individuals who are well-prepared for the challenges of the real world.​

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Teaching Expected behaviour

In addition, direct teaching may be done using some or a combination of the following:

  • Beginning of school year orientation day
  • Classes, weekly throughout the year with the focus outlined in the staff digest
  • Time built into the first weeks of schools and increased later in the year
  • Assemblies followed by group practice
  • New student orientation when needed
  • Student leaders support younger peers
  • Student leaders modelling and demonstrating expected behaviours​