Weber School is proudly a PB4L school – PB4L stands for Positive Behaviour For Learning. It is an evidence-based framework developed for use in New Zealand schools, and supported by the Ministry of Education. Our S.T.A.R values are an integral part of this.
PB4L looks at behaviour and learning from a whole-of-school as well as an individual student perspective. It provides schools with a process for teaching social and behavioural skills and helps them to develop a positive, proactive, and systematic approach based on the individual school context.
It’s not about changing the students; it’s about changing the environment, systems, and practices you have in place to support them to make positive behaviour choices.
PB4L takes the approach that opportunities for learning and achievement increase if:
●the school environment is positive and supportive
●expectations are consistently clear
●students are consistently taught expected behaviours
●expected behaviours are consistently acknowledged
●inappropriate behaviours are consistently responded to in a fair and equitable way.
At the heart of PB4L is the principle that acknowledging and encouraging positive behaviour is highly effective.
PB4L acknowledges the perspectives of young people, and motivates them to act in ways that enhance their learning and social relationships.