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Behaviour Management - SPB4L

IMG 9195 2The Student Behaviour Management Policy is linked to the Pastoral Care Policy and fosters self-responsibility and positive behaviour. 

Our behaviour management is focused around School-wide Positive Behaviour 4 Learning (SPB4L). It uses a range of strategies for achieving important social skills, which ultimately result in increased learning outcomes while preventing problem behaviour. This initiative fosters a safer, happier, caring and more learning focussed environment for all – students, parents and teachers alike.  

We have simple, yet effective school rules that underpin who we are and what we do at Stella Maris

Our school rules can be encapsulated in the following four Bs :

  • Be Respectful
  • Be Responsible
  • Be Proactive
  • Be Safe

All children are monitored on the playground, in the classroom and on excursions or at incursions. A wonderful part of this program at Stella Maris is the affirmations that are provided, which encourage and celebrate the successes of children’s efforts in all areas of school life. Some of these include – behaviour acknowledgement, Sticker Books, Team Points, Healthy Eating,Bus Raffle, Playground, Merit and Gold Awards, and Principal's Lunches.

With any system that deals with rules and the non-compliance to these by students, it opens the door to positive learning opportunities. At Stella Maris, we use a variety of strategies to support children in this area. Some of these include verbal redirection, time out, and time with teacher on duty, discussions and Restorative Justice meetings. Every attempt is made to ensure that the consequence of a decision is reasonable, respectful and restorative.

At times, a more detailed approach is needed for some students and an Individual Behaviour Management Plan is developed by teachers and parents. The shared partnership between home and school is vital in assisting students.


SMS Behaviour Management Policy

Appendix A - 4Bs & Behavioural Expectations for Common Areas

Appendix B - Major & Minor Behaviour Definitions

Appendix Ci - Classroom Behaviour Correction Sequence

Appendix Cii - Playground Specific Request Sequence