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Positive Behaviours for Learning (PB4L)

A key to effective pastoral care and welfare of students is a school’s strategies to encourage safe and correct choices. Our Positive Behaviours for Learning (PB4L) framework helps create vibrant and positive learning environments in which all students are supported to reach their full potential.

PB4L is an evidence-based, organisational framework which aims to build a supportive school environment where positive behaviour is promoted through explicit instruction, active supervision and reinforcement-based strategies.

The framework is also an integral component of the CEDoW Student Pastoral Care and Wellbeing Policy, which articulates the need for schools to ‘play an active role in building a positive learning environment where the whole school community feels included, connected, safe and respected’.

All staff at our school work together to explicitly teach, affirm and correct agreed behaviour expectations across school-wide, classroom and non-classroom settings, based on our school rules that underpin who we are and what we do at St Francis of Assisi. 

Students at St Francis of Assisi follow explicit behaviour expectations based on the following school rules:


Detailed lesson plans are also explicitly taught, so children know what it looks like at school to be safe, respectful and responsible.

At St Francis of Assisi, positive behaviours are acknowledged and rewarded, and all members of the school community are responsible for knowing the behaviour expectations and providing regular, positive feedback to students. Some of these affirmations include: behaviour acknowledgement, reward days, stickers, merit
awards and principal awards.

As needed, if serious concerns arise or a repeated pattern of inappropriate behaviour is evident, then in consultation with parents, an individual management behavioural plan will be put in place to support the student to demonstrate appropriate behaviours. The shared partnership between home and school is vital in
assisting students.

Read more information on our Positive Behaviours 4 Learning (PB4L) framework