Coolnwynpin State School became a Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) school in 2014. PBL is a whole-school framework which helps to create positive learning environments and is reflected in our school's Responsible Behaviour Plan for Students. Data shows that when PBL is implemented with integrity, it helps reduce problem behaviours and increase academic performance. Our school rules are: we are safe, we are respectful and we are learners.
Each week at Coolnwynpin we have a 'Goal of the week' which explicitly provides a framework for teaching students how to be safe, respectful learners. The goal is taught each Monday in every classroom.
PBL has a focus on positive behaviour, with clear systems for recognising and acknowledging positive behaviour. At Coolnwynpin we acknowledge positive behaviour with "Cool School Tokens" and classroom acknowledgement stamps.
Each classroom has its own rewards menu which students can access at various times dependent upon the number of classroom acknowledgement stamps they have received. Further once students achieve the school's term target number of classroom acknowledgement stamps they gain access to our end of term rewards activities. This system rewards students individually for positive behaviour.
Students also collect Cool School tokens for following our three school rules (We are safe. We are respectful. We are learners.) in the playground. The class with the most Cool School tokens at the end of each week is announced on assembly as Class of the Week and provided with a class reward.
We would love to talk with you further about our PBL systems and processes.