Positive Behaviour for Learning
At John Paul II High School we prefer to focus our attention on the positives that we observe the students doing, rather than the negatives. We employ a values-based system so matching that alongside a PB4L framework produces better student-teacher relationships and therefore more positive outcomes.
Reward System for Positive Behaviour
Below is a list of the PB4L systems we have at John Paul II High School. They are designed to capture all areas of student life at school where they can contribute in a positive way to the learning environment for all.
A new initiative from Semester 2 2018, Weekly Notes is designed to ensure that the whole community surrounding each student is kept aware of their attitude to learning and progress at school. Parents will be made aware in ‘real-time’ of how their sons and daughters are working in their classes. The subject teacher, Dean, and Pastoral Care staff will be able to track and support those students who are not reaching expectations.
Weekly Notes also supports students in their personal goal setting and monitoring of how things are progressing. Each student is asked to be conscious of the two Key Competencies of Managing Self and Relating to Others.
By using Weekly Notes we hope;
- To encourage subject teachers to think about our individual students regularly.
- To encourage us to hold discussions about effort with individual students.
- To encourage students who are making a very good effort.
- To be proactive in dealing with individual students whose efforts are poor or in decline.
As a general guide, a Weekly Note of 2.5 is regarded as satisfactory.
1= Rarely – Negative, Disruptive, Consistently Late, Disorganised, Unprepared, Uncooperative
2= Sometimes – Inconsistent, Late, Unmotivated, Erratic, Often Unprepared
3= Mostly – Generally on Time, Makes Ordinary Effort, Meets Basic Requirements
4= Always – Punctual, Enthusiastic, Participates Willingly, Positive, Prepared, Organised, Cooperative
Students who are maximising their learning opportunities should be scoring in the 3-4 range consistently
Weekly Notes will be emailed out to parents, caregivers, and students on a Friday.