At Wangaratta Primary School we strive to provide an inclusive, supportive and safe learning environment by encouraging all students to care for themselves, others, their learning and their school.
Introducing, modelling and reinforcing positive social behaviour are important components of a student’s educational experience, and at WWPS we promote and maintain a reliable and controlled approach to behaviour management by utilising a School Wide Positive Behaviours Support (PBS) framework.
A PBS framework promotes a proactive approach to teaching behavioural expectations and rewarding students for following them, rather than waiting for errors to occur before responding. This ensures a consistent approach to discipline with clearly defined rules, routines and physical arrangements, which are developed and taught by school staff. Like academic skills that have been learned initially, social skills must be regularly practised and acknowledged frequently to ensure mastery and sustained use.
Our approach aligns academic and behavioural systems to create an emphasis on explicitly teaching, monitoring and rewarding appropriate behaviour. We use tokens as a reward and students can spend them in the Rewards Shop, that is open during two lunch breaks each week.