Our School - Positive Behaviour Support

In 2017, Serpentine Primary School began its journey into Positive Behaviour Support or PBS.

PBS is a school wide framework aimed at improving the academic and behavioural outcomes of all students. It includes a set of behaviour expectations, defined by the community, to guide the behaviour of everyone in our school; staff, students, parents and community members.  PBS works to establish a climate in which appropriate behavior is the norm.  This occurs through the use of proactive strategies and the explicit teaching of behavioural expectations.  Data is collected to assess the types of behavior, the need for change and the effects of the intervention.  This behavioural data also facilitates the setting of behaviour targets.  Systems are created within the school that ensure that the interventions are implemented consistently and that the change is sustainable.  Staff members from different areas across the school have come together as a team to work on this fantastic program.

In 2018, our students leaders will also work closely with the team to discuss the behavioural expectations, bring any concerns to the team and to spread the positive messages of PBS through the school.  One of the key elements of PBS is our expectations.

Our expectations at Serpentine Primary School are:





Staff have worked together to develop a PBS Matrix that clearly explains what each of these expectations mean in different areas of the school grounds.  Teachers then use the PBS Matrix and PBS Term Schedule to teach these concepts to the students.  The positive language used in the matrix is embedded into our school culture through teaching and learning programs, morning messages, assemblies and visuals displayed throughout the school.

Serpentine Primary School Behaviour Policy

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