Behaviour Management

The Diocesan Schools System (DSS) supports school communities to develop and maintain positive learning environments.

All members of the school community share this responsibility to teach, foster, promote and encourage positive student behaviour.

All our students have the right to a safe and supportive learning environment.  As a result school discipline policies focus on defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behaviours to create positive school environments that enhance learning and wellbeing.

Student discipline is intrinsically related to the Catholic worldview and the Catholic vision of Pastoral Care.  The Behaviour Management and Student Discipline Policy operates within a context of justice, compassion, reconciliation and forgiveness.  It is intended to promote the dignity and responsibility of each person while ensuring the respect for the rights of all students and staff.

Positive Behaviour for Learning

Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) is a whole school approach to behaviour management that adopts proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behaviours to create positive school environments.  The PBL framework is used widely across the Diocese to support positive behaviour approaches in schools.

PBL is a broad range of systemic and individualised strategies for achieving important social and learning outcomes while preventing problem behaviour.

For further information on PBL see:
https://www.pbis.org/