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Positive Behaviour for Learning

Behaviour Management is one aspect of Student Welfare. It includes both positive and negative consequences of student behaviour. Effective, consistent and fair behaviour management practices are the responsibility of all teachers.

The Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) is a positive, proactive and preventative approach to behaviour management that we use at MSPS. Its basic premise surrounds creating a positive environment for everybody within the school community. PBL aims to promote positive behaviour choices through positive reinforcement, identify and pre-empt situations that may cause conflict, and deal with negative behaviours appropriately. A team of representatives from the school are trained and supported by a coach to make decisions about implementing the PBL process within the school.

The PBL framework is a two-part system; a whole school preventative approach, and specific targeted

intervention for those who fall through the gaps. The PBL team use school data to understand patterns of student behaviour then apply strategies to reduce problem behaviour. The team focus on what they want students to do and what strategies will be most suitable in order to achieve the desired behaviour. It is important that these processes are implemented consistently in order for the PBL framework to be effective.


The goal of PBL is to establish an environment that supports and sustains the use of evidence-based practices.  It aims to:


  • Discipline referrals
  • Suspensions and detentions
  • Disruptive classroom behaviour


  • Academic performance
  • On-task behaviour
  • Parent, student and staff satisfaction
  • Staff retention

2017 Behaviour Expectations (PDF 42KB)

2017 School Rules (PDF 202 KB)

Parent and Visitor Matrix (PDF 143KB)

Top Ten Positive Hints (PDF 121KB)