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School Wide Positive Behaviour Support


School-wide positive behaviour support (SWPBS) is a framework that brings together our school community to develop positive, safe, supportive learning cultures.

SWPBS assists to improve social, emotional, behavioural and academic outcomes for children and young people.

SWPBS allows teachers and students to focus on relationships and classroom instruction. Students and staff benefit from:

  • Increased respectful and positive behaviour
  • Increased time focused on instruction
  • Improved social-emotional wellbeing
  • Positive and respectful relationships among students and staff
  • Increased adoption of evidence-based instructional practices
  • A predictable learning environment with improved perceptions of safety and increased attendance

SWPBS supports us to identify and successfully implement evidence-based whole-school practices to enhance learning outcomes for children and young people.

Key features of SWPBS

  • Staff and students use a common language to discuss behaviour. Our school philosophy emphasises the need to teach appropriate behaviour much like academic learning.
  • We have created 3 behavioural expectations that apply at all times.  They are clear, positively stated examples are identified and displayed throughout the school.
  • We have a dedicated session once a week to ensure behavioural expectations are taught to all students by all staff.
  • We acknowledge expected behaviour and promote commitment from all members of the school community by having students log when they have earnt a panda patch.
  • When students have filled their sheet they are given a panda patch. This panda patch can then be traded for different rewards.
  • In the yard students are given a “GOTCHA” card when they have been found following the school expectations in the yard.
  • We have clearly defined problem behaviours and identified specific strategies and responses to minor and major behavioural incidences.
  • We have established systems to support staff to adopt evidence-based instructional practices associated with reductions in inappropriate behaviour.


Our staff use a range of strategies and supports to provide our students with a comprehensive Social and Emotional Learning program. This forms part of a learning program at Dohertys Creek P-9 College which is devoted to developing the abilities of the whole child.