School Wide Positive Behaviour Support
Behaviour Management at St John's
Respect for Self
Respect for Others
Respect for Property
What is SWPBS?
SWPBS is a school-wide behaviour support initiative for all students. In SWPBS specific behaviours, expectations and consequences are taught to all students to ensure a proactive approach to managing student behaviour. In SWPBS the focus is on achieving and maintaining positive behaviours, interactions and relationships.
How does it work?
SWPBS is about creating predictable environments that are effective for achieving social and academic goals. The key to SWPBS is prevention. Students are taught what is expected, a consistent set of rules and expectations are applied and positive behaviour is rewarded. The majority of students following this method are successful.
SWPBS at St John's?
Our core expectations at St John's are: Respect Self, Respect Others and Respect Property - our 3 R's. To build positive relationships with others, we first must respect ourselves. When we respect others, we can have successful and positive social interactions. By respecting our own, and shared property and the environment, we ensure we have a safe school and a sustainable future.
How can parents be involved?
Parents are integral to SWPBS being successful. We encourage parents to use the same rules and expectations as the school which results in a common language and unified approach. Parents can discuss these expectations at home with their children which assists in creating a consistent and predictable environment.