Positive Behaviour for Learning

Many of you would have heard your child talk about a CVA or Chaucer Values award. This is based on the Positive Behaviour for learning programme which is about setting up a consistent school wide approach to behaviour management in schools aiming to reduce behavioural incidents and increase engagement in learning. Chaucer is one of the first schools in New Zealand to be on this programme and thus we are able to access the expertise, training and resources that this Ministry initiative offers.

Positive Behaviour for Learning has been hugely successful in the U.S.A , Australian and European countries where it has been established and in the trials in New Zealand schools in Manawatu and the South Island. I am sure it will be successful at Chaucer as well.

The basic principles of Positive Behaviour for Learning are nothing new to schools. The programme is not revolutionary but it is well resourced and gives the school access to experts and professional development.

One of the first parts of the programme is to establish a set of clearly defined expected behaviours in the school. The staff and children have worked on this at the end of last year and we have introduced the following expectations for 2011.

Positive Behaviour for Learning at Chaucer School

Be Respectful

Be Responsible

Be Safe

Chaucer children will be respectful by:

Chaucer children will be responsible by:

Chaucer children will be safe by:

  • Treating others as you would like to be treated
  • Using good manners
  • Being an active and respectful listener
  • Wearing the school uniform with pride
  • Respecting all property
  • Playing and working co-operatively
  • Being ready!
  • Thinking before they act
  • Being problem solvers
  • Doing the right thing
  • Owning their behaviours
  • Being visible
  • Keeping their hands and feet to themselves
  • Slowing down
  • Making sensible choices
  • Using all equipment safely and appropriately

 

The children are being taught these expectations and they are on display in each classroom. All our children know about being respectful, responsible and safe at Chaucer. 

 
 

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Blockhouse Bay
Auckland

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