Our Way

‘Our Way’ of being at BDSC encapsulates our core values of respect, excellence, integrity and empathy.

Our school uses the Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) framework to help define, teach and support appropriate student behaviours. PB4L is all about teaching students the expected behaviour, just like we teach any other subject at school.

“If a student does not know how to read, we teach
If a student does not know how to swim, we teach
If a student does not know how to multiply, we teach
If a student does not know how to behave, we teach.”

The framework is based on international evidence and is helping numerous New Zealand schools build a culture where positive behaviour and learning is a way of life. It’s not about changing the students; it’s about changing the environment, systems and practices to support students to make positive behaviour choices.  ‘Our Way’ of being at BDSC encapsulates our core values of respect, excellence, integrity and empathy.

We have used the BDSC acronym to help students remember Our Way:

At BDSC we have a team of staff and students who, based on what the data shows, choose a focus for half a term.

For the month of September our focus is on our value ‘Care for Others’, with a particular emphasis on being kind to others and being kind to one’s self. The Student Our Way team has created a calendar with an activity for each day and we encourage students and whānau to get involved with this during September.

  • 2021
    Term 1: Between 4 Feb (at the earliest); and 9 Feb (at the latest)* – 16 Apr
    *Staggered start dates apply for Term 1. Course confirmation for Y12-13 TBC. 
    Term 2: 3 May – 9 Jul
    Term 3: 26 Jul – 1 Oct
    Term 4: 18 Oct – No later than 17 Dec

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