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Behaviour management

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Surfers Paradise State School is committed to providing a safe, respectful and disciplined learning environment for students and staff, where students have opportunities to engage in quality learning experiences and acquire values supportive of their lifelong wellbeing.

The Responsible behaviour plan (PDF, 878KB) for students is designed to facilitate high standards of behaviour so that the learning and teaching in our school can be effective and students can participate positively within our school community.

Our school community has identified the following school rules to teach and promote our high standards of responsible behaviour:

  • I am a learner
  • I am respectful
  • I am safe

To access our document, Surfers Paradise State School Behaviour Plan, please refer to documents in the support and resources folder in this website.

Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL)

PBL is an evidence-based whole school approach to establishing the social culture needed for schools to be effective learning environments for all students.

PBL is an organisational framework for identifying, adopting and applying evidence-based practices for building and supporting academic and social success for all students. PBL ensures that all students have the social and emotional skills needed to succeed in school and beyond. PBL assists schools to teach students expected social behaviours and, when implemented with integrity, it is an effective strategy for preventing school-based behaviour problems including violence and bullying. Teaching and supporting social behavioural skills creates student behavioural health and contributes to improving the effectiveness of academic support systems.

Weekly lessons are taught on a Friday to ensure all students have a clear understanding of what is expected.

Surfers Paradise State School has 3 expectations:

• I am a Learner • I am Respectful • I am Safe

Our School Wide Positive Behaviour For Learning program is coordinated by the Leadership Team. Important principles that guide our work under our PBL framework include:

  • Appropriate behaviour needs to be explicitly taught
  • For some students, extra support will be required in both teaching and reinforcing such behaviour. 

Surfers Paradise State School offers interventions to support the teaching and reinforcing of appropriate behaviour at different levels. These include:

  • Universal – for all students
  • Targeted – for students requiring extra support

Intensive – for a small number of students displaying challenging and/or persistent inappropriate behaviour.

Details about our Code of Behaviour, School Wide Positive Behaviour For Learning (PBL) framework and interventions are documented in our Responsible behaviour plan (PDF, 878KB).

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Last reviewed 06 November 2019
Last updated 06 November 2019