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WMS Relationship Plan
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Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L)

Mark Maddren —

Well, it looks like the Kids will be in charge on Wednesday, 25 November, with each community working with the Ambassadors and Student Executive to plan the school-wide acknowledgement of expected behaviour.

What are expected behaviours? The Relationship Plan above comprises four behaviours.

  1. Our expected behaviours are our DRIVER Values,

  2. Minor Behaviours,

  3. Major Behaviours

  4. and Crisis Behaviours.

This Relationship Plan and Behaviour Definitions help us to be consistent across the school in expectations and understanding of behaviour as we record instances of major and crisis behaviour on Hero.

If you wish to see the definitions of each behaviour, you can check them out here.

By recording instances of behaviour, including the day of the week, time, location, and behaviour, we can determine what teaching we need to implement to modify behaviours; so we have expected behaviours occurring. For example, many students were not wearing their hats, so we implemented a Sun Smart lesson and acknowledged all ākonga wearing their uniform with pride with a bean which they can use to choose what acknowledgment they would like.

This Relationship Plan is developed and utilised with the majority of our ākonga as part of PB4L. Our twice-exceptional students or students requiring additional support from within and outside the school may have a success plan also working alongside the Relationship Plan.

Remember “A child’s behaviour is not always what it seems - all behaviour is communication”. When we work out what they are trying to tell us we can then teach skills and strategies to support them.