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Rose Bay Secondary College

Rose Bay Secondary College

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Positive behaviour for learning

We are a respectful and responsible learning community

Rose Bay Secondary College is a Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) school.  This approach is in place in over 900 government schools in NSW and has been proven to increase positive interactions for students in the classroom and throughout the school and community.  PB4L is also referred to internationally as Positive Behaviour Interventions and Supports (PBIS), Positive Behaviour Supports (PBS) and Effective Behaviour Supports (EBS).

PB4L is an evidence-based whole school approach that addresses the diverse academic and social needs of every student to support them to be successful. The program provides a framework for the school and its community to collectively support the wellbeing of every student.

Guiding principles include:

  • Students are taught expected behaviours
  • Students receive positive reinforcement and acknowledgement for good behaviour
  • Consistent approaches in acknowledging and addressing positive and negative behaviour
  • Regular use of data on behaviour to support students following behaviour expectations
  • Tiered systems of support available to support student behaviour
  • Students feel safe and secure at school

How PB4L works

  • At Rose Bay Secondary College we follow our 3 main expectations of Respectful, Responsible and Learner. These are represented in our behaviour matrix, which describes how each of these expectations is represented in different contexts

Rewarding Positive Behaviour:

  • Positive student behaviour is acknowledging using the school awards system. The award system is cumulative, and designed to follow students throughout their time at Rose Bay Secondary College

Managing Problem Behaviour:

  • Behaviour Management and Discipline at Rose Bay Secondary College follows the PB4L Continuum of Response. This is an evidence-based document that promotes consistency across all staff and students when dealing with repeated negative behaviours. The Continuum of Response is a guideline document that is followed similar to a flowchart, enabling staff, students and parents to work together in determining the most appropriate action responding to repeated problem behaviour. 

Additional information on Positive Behaviour for Learning is available from the NSW Positive Behaviour for Learning website.