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Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL)


Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) is an evidence-based framework that brings together the whole-school community to contribute to developing a positive, safe and supportive learning culture. The framework assists schools to improve social, emotional, behavioural and academic outcomes for children and young people.

When PBL is implemented well, teachers and students have more time to focus on relationships and classroom instruction. Students and staff benefit from:

  • reduced inappropriate behaviour
  • increased time focused on instruction
  • improved social-emotional wellbeing
  • positive and respectful relationships among students and staff
  • support for teachers to teach, model and respond effectively to student need
  • a predictable learning environment where staff and students know what is expected to deliver effective practices that can be sustained over time

PBL School Wide Expectations

The Passfield Park School Community has recognised the importance of the following core values:

Guiding Principles

At Passfield Park School:

  • Student wellbeing is the responsibility of all staff;
  • Effective learning is the product of quality teaching combined with focused and engaged students working within a positive learning environment that is based on respect, responsibility and doing our best;
  • Student wellbeing encompasses everything that the school community does to meet the personal and social needs of students and enhance their well-being. It involves recognising, valuing and developing each student as a total and unique person within the context of society;
  • The student wellbeing framework is the sum of all policies, structures and activities which are planned and implemented by the school to promote student wellbeing. It involves general care of students, personal development, preventative, proactive and personalised care;
  • Effective learning and teaching is provided within a secure, well managed environment in partnership with parents and the wider community;
  • All disciplinary matters will be treated within the bounds of procedural fairness.


In order to ensure good discipline and effective learning within the school environment, the school community has developed school wide student expectations for all playground areas.

PBL Classroom Expectations

Each Class creates their own set of classroom rules and expectations following the core values. Teachers and students work together to create rules and design posters that support the needs of each student in the class.

The expectations are explicitly taught to students each day during daily activities.