Positive Behaviour Support or PBS is our whole school behaviour modification process. PBS is based on our ethos of CARE – At Fairview, we Cooperate, we strive to Achieve and show Respect and Enthusiasm. Our behaviour expectations are based on these 4 values.
Our belief regarding student behaviours is that all behaviours can be taught and with appropriate supports, behaviour can be modified so that all students can achieve improved academic and social outcomes. We also acknowledge that most people do the right thing, most of the time. During Kindy and the early years, these values are taught to all students. Our matrix of positive behaviours is included in your package.
PBS interventions are based on a three tier system.
Tier 1 – In Tier 1, the universal practices of support are provided. This means the parts that every students is taught or exposed to. Positive behaviours are recognised and acknowledged. Behaviour mistakes are picked up and addressed at the appropriate level – prompt the better behaviour, redirect to what is expected and/or reteach the expected behaviour. 90% of students are in this area all of the time.
Tier 2 – In Tier 2, specific students who are struggling to learn or apply what they have learnt about positive behaviours are provided with extra support to focus on how they are expected to behave. These supports help students develop the skills they need to benefit from the hole school programs at the school. 5-10% of students may be in this area for some of the time. Students generally move in and out as their behaviour changes. An important part of this process is setting very specific behaviour goals.
Tier 3 – In Tier 3, students receive more intensive, individualised support to improve their behavioural and academic outcomes. Students at this level will likely have an individual plan and involve external supports such as the school psychologist or referral to a paediatrician. If your child is in this area, you will be involved in the support program. Only a few students are in this area each year.
A range of recognitions are used to support student behaviour.
A whole school marble count is used to provide the ongoing recognition of positive behaviour. A student receives a marble to add to the class collection. The marble represents the positive acknowledgement – “I really liked the way you showed good manner when you asked for …” or “Thank you for following the rules when you were playing …” The words are used to reinforce the positive behaviour.
Each classes marbles are kept together and when their bowl is filled, the classes receive a reward such as extra play or games.
If you ever have any concerns about your child’s behaviour, please speak to the teacher.