Positive Climate

What is School Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS)?
The School Wide Positive Behaviour Support is a evidence-based framework for preventing and responding to student behaviour, actions and misconceptions. It aims to create a positive school climate, a culture of student competence and an open, responsive management system for all school community members. It includes analysis of data in professional learning teams, implementation of evidence based practices and organisational systems for establishing a safe, purposeful and inclusive school and community learning environments, while providing the individual the support needed to achieve academic and social success.

The benefits of School Wide Positive Behaviour Support provides the opportunity 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

How is SWPBS implemented at Harvest Home Primary School?
At Harvest Home Primary School all students follow the same set of rules and behaviour expectations throughout all areas of the school. When students follow the rules and expectations, they are recognised, acknowledged and celebrated. When students do not follow the expected behaviours, there are planned responses to help students develop an understanding of their mistake and opportunities to learn from their action

What does SWPBS mean for our students at Harvest Home Primary School?
As part of our school’s model, we have 3 behavioural expectations: Being Safe, Being Respectful and Being Your Best. These behaviour expectations support consistent whole-school approach to positive behaviour management process to create safer, inclusive and effective school to support greater opportunities for student wellbeing and improving outcomes. It is a system of clear school-wide expectations with incentives to celebrated expected actions and guidelines to redirect behaviours. It provides direction for intervention when students require guidance and support. Most importantly, it creates an environment that focuses on positive climate for learning, with the student at the centre of all actions process.