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 PB4L team have decided that now would be a great time to review our school values. They previously were:
- Positive Choices
Our New MANA Values
Every day we are faced with choices. Depending on which choice we make often determines an outcome. Making the right choice will lead to a better outcome more often than not.
Respect is a key element to getting along with other people. We are all different in different ways, and all require respect from others.
Putting in additional effort; going above and beyond what is expected; bettering themselves, and striving for excellence in every moment of every day are all great ways of never giving up.
Thinking of others first is not an easy thing to do, but is vital to every day life; getting to know others and working with others on a day to day basis is a key skill. Understanding things from others point of view is important.
The MANA Logo
To create our new logo, we invited students and members of the school community to create a Logo for MANA.
Well done to the winners of our Logo competition, and thanks to all those who entered. We enjoyed all your wonderful entries.
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.