Albion Park High School

Respect, Responsibility & Commitment

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Positive Behaviour for Learning

What is PBL?

Positive Behaviour for Learning, known as PBL is an evidence-based whole school systems approach that:

  • addresses the diverse academic and social needs of every student to support them to be successful
  • supports students in early childhood settings through to senior years of schooling
  • enables schools to establish a continuum of supports that are intensified to meet the needs of every student
  • is team driven, using a problem-solving approach (data, systems and practices) that engages students, parents and all school staff
  • establishes positive social expectations for all in the school community
  • provides a framework for the school and its community to collectively support the wellbeing of every student.


Why PBL?

When implemented well:

  • students respond positively as they have been taught what is expected of them
  • staff deliver consistent responses to student learning and behaviour
  • students feel safe and cared for at school. Their parents, family and community are more involved in their school
  • unproductive and challenging behaviour can be significantly reduced for most students.


How does it work?

  • PBL aims to address and reduce problem behaviours by encouraging positive behaviour from students.
  • Clear expectations = Clear consequences
  • It aims to clearly teach, practice, reward & reteach students what behaviours are expected of them.
  • Systems approach
  • Data-driven decision making
  • PBL is a long term project


Statement of purpose

Our school community promotes a culture of positive and respectful relationships and our students are committed and responsible learners who strive to challenge the future.


PBL Matrix