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Embedding PBS Values in Your School’s Organisational Framework

Illawarra and South East Region

Positive Behaviour for Success



PBS regional update

Embedding values in the school environment

Network meeting ideas

Question & Answer


Values/Rules Revision

  • 3-5
  • Positively stated
  • General, over-arching
  • Are the conceptual framework for school wide behaviour expectations
  • Describes the ethos of your school community
  • Easily remembered and understood by students, staff and parents

PBS Mission Statement - Revision

  • First step in student behaviour policy review
  • Statement of the school and PBS team’s intent
  • Provide an inspirational goal for school wide implementation
statement of purpose
Statement of Purpose

Make a list of ideas you would like to see in your statement; Example:

  • We have to make a commitment
  • We must work together
  • The school needs to be safe
  • Everyone needs to know how it all works
  • The result must assist student learning
  • There must be an atmosphere of trust and co-operation

From “7 Steps for Developing a Proactive School-wide Discipline Plan”Geoff Colvin

statement of purpose1
Statement of Purpose

Use the points to generate a purpose statement in narrative style;

We the staff and students at abc school, commit ourselves to working together to provide a positive, safe and predictable school environment, that encourages learning, co-operation and respect.

statement of purpose2
Statement of Purpose

Use the points to generate a purpose statement in Point style;

At ABC High School students and staff will:

  • Place highest value on academic, social and personal success
  • Strive for proactive and safe learning and teaching environments
  • Foster partnerships with students, families and communities and;
  • Emphasise what works

Fairy Meadow Demonstration School

School Vision / Mission:

To support children to maximise

their potential

The school community will work together to enable each individual to develop their maximum potential socially, emotionally, physically & academically.

This growth will be fostered in a supportive environment within a culturally diverse setting where the self-worth of each child will be encouraged.

The school community will support all children to become responsible, self directed, co-operative individuals who will be able to participate & make effective decisions in a changing society.



  • “Meeting the challenges of tomorrow, bylearning together in a caring community” is supported by the following values.
    • ·We believe ALL children can LEARN and SUCCEED.
    • ·We believe in EQUITY.
    • ·We believe in QUALITY.
    • ·We believe in PARTICIPATION.
    • ·We believe in a CARING COMMUNITY.
  • ·This core set of values is underpinned by a cultural ethos of “PERSONAL BEST” where everyone is encouraged to achieve their potential in the cycle of life long learning.

Values Visibility

·Increases profile of PBS in the school

( SET assessment feature – values signage and knowledge of values)

- Parents

- Students

- Staff

·Increases positive focus for behaviour issues

·Clearly states school’s expectations and goals for all members of the school community


Starting the Values Conversation

  • PBS Presentations
    • Staff Meetings
    • P&C Meetings
  • School Events
    • Education Week,
    • Naidoc Week,
    • Harmony Day,
    • World Environment Day

Starting the Values Conversation

  • Documents
  • School Newsletters (on banner at top)
  • Publish and distribute matrix to increase parent knowledge
  • School letterhead
  • Excursion notes
  • Student Diaries & handbook ( phrase and values in header – values in footer)

School Newsletter

  • Dedicated PBS newsletter (biannually)
  • Celebrate success
    • Student awards
    • School improvement data
  • Behaviour tips for parents, home matrix
  • Outline progress and initiatives of the PBS team
  • Student work reflects school and values

School Environment

  • School sign
  • Murals
  • Embed in existing school motto


Nowra East PS



Shoalhaven HS


School Website

  • Values on School Website banner
  • Values mini poster for parents to download and print
  • Matrix
  • Home matrix
  • Information about PBS in the school
  • School policy documents
  • Student agreements
  • Reward celebrations
  • Photos/PowerPoint displays of student work related to PBS

Embedding the Values

  • Information folder/booklet for casuals
  • Information brochure in foyer for visitors
  • Assemblies, school events, speeches (mention values)
  • Value of the week

School Promotional Materials


·Wrist bands


·Fridge magnets

·Student hats

·School diaries

·Book bags

·Staff, visitors’ badges

·Principal’s business cards


Student Participation

  • Have values signage, banners visible at:
  • School performances
  • Swimming, athletics, cross country carnival
  • Education week
  • Multi-cultural days
  • School song
  • Celebration days
  • Student choice e.g. crazy hair day

PowerPoint Displays , i-Movies

  • Students involved in creation
  • Can be replayed frequently for re-teaching purposes
  • Used as a screensaver in classrooms
  • On school’s website
  • Played for visitors and casual staff

Catch and Release


Our Values are …

“The words on everyone’s lips”

  • Widely communicated
  • Student, Staff and parent Involvement
  • Highly visible
  • Clearly understood
  • Creatively embedded

Your Values are …

“The words on everyone’s lips”

  • Known by the whole school community
  • Underpin organisational frameworks in all areas of the school
  • Reflect and promote an environment of good organisation, concern and care for all members of the community
  • Core business of our school


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