04th Aug 2022  |  News

What is SWPBS?

School Wide Positive Behaviour Support? (SWPBS)

Within the Junior School the main focus for students across Years 7, 8 and 9 is for students to form positive social connections. This is done through the explicit teaching of Positive Behaviours through our School Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS). Each issue we will have a specific section for SWPBS and what the College is explicitly focusing on across our Junior School. We will be communicating with families on our specific focus as a school and also how you can help in making sure that Mount Clear College is a positive place for your child to learn.

What is School Wide Positive Behaviour Support? (SWPBS)

School-wide positive behaviour support (SWPBS) is a framework that brings together school communities to develop positive, safe, supportive learning cultures. SWPBS assists schools to improve social, emotional, behavioural and academic outcomes for children and young people.

When SWPBS is implemented well, teachers and students have more time to focus on relationships and classroom instruction. Students and staff benefit from:

  • increased respectful and positive behaviour
  • increased time focused on instruction
  • improved social-emotional wellbeing
  • positive and respectful relationships among students and staff
  • increased adoption of evidence-based instructional practices
  • a predictable learning environment with improved perceptions of safety and increased attendance.

Why do we explicitly teach our Expected Behaviours?

Introducing, modelling and reinforcing positive social behaviour is an important step of a student’s educational experience. Explicitly teaching our behavioural expectations and acknowledging students for demonstrating them is key to our success.

  • They are necessary skills for success in life
  • Many students arrive at school without these important skills
  • They are the basis for a positive and safe climate
  • Doing so increases opportunities to teach other skills
  • Positive Behaviour Matrix

Mount Clear College’s Positive Behaviour Matrix reflects the four core values of the school: Care, Commitment, Respect and Responsibility, and how these should look in different areas of our school. The matrix is displayed in many areas throughout the school, taught explicitly in our classrooms and regularly referred to in conversations with our students. The matric can be found at the following link: Click here