Positive Behaviour for Learning


PB4L stands for Positive Behaviour For Learning. It is an evidence-based framework developed for use in New Zealand schools, and supported by the Ministry of Education.   It provides schools with a process for teaching social and behavioural skills and helps them to develop a positive, proactive, and systematic approach based on the individual school context.

PB4L aims to enable students to develop responsibility for their own behaviours as well as providing a consistent format for teachers to use when supporting their students to make positive choices.

PB4L takes the approach that opportunities for learning and achievement increase if: 

  • the school environment is positive and supportive  
  • expectations are consistently clear 
  • students are consistently taught expected behaviours 
  • expected behaviours are consistently acknowledged 
  • inappropriate behaviours are consistently responded to in a fair and equitable way.

At the heart of PB4L is the principle that acknowledging and encouraging positive behaviour is more effective than punishing negative behaviour. DSC06900_Web_size_110.jpg

We have established clear expectations for the behaviour we expect in all areas of our school. We will teach these expectations to the students and reward them frequently with our in-class and out of class rewards systems. The expectations for all student behaviour will be clear throughout our learning.