We are now well under way in our preparation to introduce the first stage of PB4L. PB4L is a whole-school framework for behaviour support that promotes positive behaviour and helps schools to develop safe and supportive learning environments where the expectations for how we will be together and how we will approach our learning is clear and known to all. It is an important part of our strategy to keep improving on our strong and supportive school climate and culture.

A core element of the PB4L framework is the development and teaching of school wide positive expectations for learning. These expectations and values will be underpinned by the voices and input of staff, students, and parents so as to ensure that the expectations we have are ones that we can all strive to model, teach and live by as a community. As such on the 10th of December our staff will be PB4L training and voting on exp. Following this process both students and parents will be surveyed for their input and this input will be taken into consideration in the drafting of our first iteration of the school wide expectations.

In deciding on our College’s expectations, it is important that we choose expectations that are teachable as the expectations will form part of a teaching program in which we teach students how to meet these expectations. We will choose between 3 to 5 expectations so as to ensure that our expectations are easily memorable.

Some examples of expectations that other schools use to ensure the requirements for social and learning behaviours are clear are: Respect, Fairness, Honesty, Commitment, Perseverance, Persistence, Responsibility, Resilience, Kindness, Compassion, Engagement, Excellence, Community Minded, Safe, Determination, Inclusive and Integrity. While these are expectations that other school communities live by it is important that we choose expectations and values that are right for our context and our community and that will assist Clonard students in developing to their full potential.

PB4L Core Team,

Dean Williams, Tania Anticev, Andrew Damon