The SWPBS approach at Bellbridge was developed in 2012. It is a whole school approach designed to promote and maintain a safe and orderly learning environment for all students and staff. It focuses on everyone and all settings within the school and promotes a positive focus on academic and behavioural outcomes across the school. It clearly defines our core expected behaviours, which are:
Be a Learner
Expected behaviours are acknowledged and rewarded at both an individual and class level. Students can earn ‘bee tokens’ as an individual and these can be traded for prizes at our Rewards Shop. Class groups can earn ‘bee hive tokens’ for positive behaviour which they can trade for whole class rewards. They also have an opportunity to earn ‘bee hive tokens’ in their classroom, at Specialist classes and in the yard. Expectations are clearly displayed in each classroom in the form of a Matrix.
“If a child doesn’t know how to read, we teach.
If a child doesn’t know how to swim, we teach.
If a child doesn’t know how to multiply, we teach.
If a child doesn’t know how to drive, we teach.
If a child doesn’t know how to behave, we..... teach?..... punish?"
~ Herner, 1998