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.