Positive Behaviour for Learning

“Mana College is a PB4L-SW school”

The Positive Behaviour for Learning School-Wide (PB4L School-Wide) framework helps schools to develop a social culture that supports learning and positive behaviour.

Positive Behaviour for Learning School-Wide

The Principals behind PB4L

Positive Behaviour for Learning believes:

  • Positive behaviour can be learnt, and difficult and disruptive behaviour can be unlearnt.
  • Individual children are not a ‘problem’ – we need to change the environment around them to support positive behaviour.
  • Punishing and isolating children doesn’t bring about long-term and sustainable changes in behaviour.
  • We need to concentrate on a small number of evidence-based programmes and frameworks that we know work.

  • There are no quick fixes. Behaviour change takes time.

  • Children and young people will be more engaged and will achieve at school.

  • Teachers and leaders will spend more time teaching and be less stressed.

  • Educators will keep more children and young people at school will feel confident and will feel supported in addressing behaviour problems.
  • Parents and whānau will have more positive relationships with their children and home life will be more positive and harmonious.

  • School leaders and Boards will celebrate the learning and achievement of all of their students.