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This page is to support the teachers with how PB4L works at Arakura School. It has the processes and systems for how PB4L is organised and how we do things.

Each Week

Handing Out MANA Cards

To help teachers encourage expected behaviours, we have M.A.N.A Cards that are given out to students each week.

  1. Fill in the relevant details of Students Name and Room.
  2. Circle the M.A.N.A Value being shown (refer to Expectation Matrix if needed)
  3. Fill in the student house by….
    • Going to eTap, selecting the student’s room on the left, and then go to Learner Hub.
    • Click on the student icon or photo
    • “Pupil Details” in the top right hand corner.
    • Towards the bottom of the Pupil Details window you will find the House that the student belongs to.
  4. Write the reason for giving the M.A.N.A Card (expected behaviour shown).
    This must be based on an expectation listed in the Arakura School Expectation Matrix.
    The Expectation Matrix can be found at
  5. Give the card to the student, who needs to put it in the “Weekly” M.A.N.A box in the office.

Keeping Track of House Points

There are two M.A.N.A Card boxes:

  • One has the M.A.N.A. Cards collected from the week. These have not yet been processed for keeping track of M.A.N.A House points.
    This will be hereby referred to as the “Weekly” M.A.N.A box.
  • The Second has the M.A.N.A Cards that have been collected since the start of term. Once cards from the “Weekly” M.A.N.A box have been collated and entered for House Points, they are moved into this second box. It is from this box that the prize draw is taken each week.
    This will be hereby referred to as the M.A.N.A. “Draw” box.
  1. At the end of the week, the cards in the Weekly box get counted.
  2. Using the house written on the back of the card, each card is worth one point to the house of each student who received a card.
  3. The staff member in the office on Friday enters these into the M.A.N.A House Point spreadsheet for each house.
  4. The staff member then adds cards won by each student to the student’s individual tally in eTap (see instructions).
  5. The counted cards from the Weekly box then get added to the Draw box.

Entering MANA Cards into eTap

Each time a student receives a MANA Card, it is added to their House tally (see above), and their individual student tally.

  1. In the Guidance page in eTap, select the “MANA Cards” button at the top.
  2. Find the student who was awarded a card, and click on the “+” button to add the card to that student’s tally. 

Entering Behaviour Incidents into eTap”

Any Major behaviour incident (identified in the Arakura School Behaviour Plan) needs to be added into the eTAP system.
If a student has exhibited three minor behaviours within a day, then the incidents should also be entered into eTAP as a ‘Repeated Minor’ incident.
We define a Major Problem Behaviour as behaviours that require further follow up or consequences beyond the there and then of the incident.
We define a Minor Problem Behaviour as behaviours that can be dealt with there and then with the student at the time.

  1. Log into eTAP and find “Guidance” under the General Management Section.
  2. Select the relevant room the student is in (defaults with the logged in user classroom), and click on the “Use pupils from this group only”.
  3. Click on the ‘PB4L’ button.
  4. Fill in the form that displays, paying special attention to the required fields (*)
  5. Click ‘Save Incident’ at the end.

The form will then be logged in eTAP, and an email sent to the Principal, and both Team Leaders (Junior and Senior).

Teaching Expected Behaviours

Each week teachers are expected to schedule time in their timetable to run MANA lessons. These can be coupled and matched with Key Competency lessons.

A recommended time to teach these behaviours is after MANA Assemblies. This will allow teachers to make the teaching of the expected behaviour relevant to their class and year level.

Each term, time is set aside in PB4L Staff Meetings to plan and construct a lesson resource (Powerpoint Presentation, Video, or Worksheet) that teachers can use to teach their class the expected behaviour.

Lesson resources are made available in the T:Drive → PB4L → Lesson Plans folder.

Each Term


Each Year