School Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS)

Wellbeing Programs
Extra-Curricular Activities

School Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS) is a framework that helps schools to plan and implement practices across the whole school in order to improve educational and behavioural outcomes for all students.

The SWPBS framework is founded on a positive approach to whole school well being, with targeted approaches for students with higher levels of need.

As a school community St Mary’s have decided on the values of RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY and RESILIENCE as being the values that we are working towards instilling in all St Mary’s students. Under the ‘umbrella’ of our three values are our forty Expected Behaviours that are explicitly taught across all grade levels, through classroom activities and approaches including Circle Time. 

Introducing, modelling and reinforcing positive social behaviour is an important component of a student’s educational experience. SWPBS works on the assumption that we cannot assume that students know how to behave. Students must be explicitly taught the behaviours we want them to demonstrate. Behaviours need to be taught, modelled, practised and rewarded.