The Positive Behaviour for Learning School-Wide framework, otherwise known as PB4L School-Wide, is helping New Zealand schools build a culture where positive behaviour and learning is a way of life. The framework can be tailored to your school’s own environment and cultural needs.
It’s not about changing the students; it’s about changing the environment, systems and practices you have in place to support them to make positive behaviour choices.
For Arakura, we are looking at a range of aspects in how PB4L can work positively at our school. We know for a fact that it will require a whole community effort to build a positive behaviour culture in our students.
Arakura School Values Review
The team decided that as part of PB4L it would be a good chance to review our school values. They previously were:
- Positive Choices
We worked our way through the responses from the a community survey about our school values, and decided on the following. These are a combination of various popular choices and values that were selected.
Our New Values Are: MANA
We had many, many entries and decided to have a winner from the junior school, and a winner from the senior school.
Well done to the winners of our Logo competition, and thanks to all those who entered. We enjoyed all your wonderful entries.
Below is our New MANA Logo for our values, using aspects from both our winning entries.
Junior Winner: Rhett Silvester
Senior Winner: Kyla Peebles
We have developed a series of expectations for behaviour in different parts of the school. We have developed some overall behaviours for all settings, and then for places like the classroom, the school library, the playground, and even down at the school gate.
Please feel free to explore this document for yourself here.