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Behaviour Management

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Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL)

Hambledon State School prides itself on being a 'PBL' school. Our behaviour management policies, procedures and actions are based on the Positive Behaviour for Learning framework. Utilising the PBL framework allows us to create a positive learning environment for all students.

What is PBL?

Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) is an evidenced-based framework for designing teaching and learning environments comprising of: 

  • A focus on explicitly teaching and reinforcing an agreed set of positively framed expectations 
  • A focus on modifying contexts so that students are more likely to be successful in learning these expectations
  • A focus on framing behavioural success as the acquisition of skills, akin to learning and successfully demonstrating academic skills

Hambledon State School’s Positive Behaviour for Learning system aims to explicitly teach our students the behaviours that will help them meet our school-wide expectations of Being Safe, Being Respectful and Being a Learner. 

This involves teaching what to do (what behaviour is necessary), when to do it (when the behaviour is needed) and how to do it (what the behaviour looks and sounds like). 

In a large school such as Hambledon SS, many issues arise daily from small, through to complex.Therefore, we have introduced a PBL lesson time slot for all classes to take place daily. We believe that consistency across our school in all areas of curriculum, behaviour and positive recognition is a key to student success. At the core of all our work is the goal of every student achieving to their full potential. 

More information about Schoolwide Positive Behaviour Support can be found on the Education Queensland Positive Behaviour for Learning website. 

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Universal School Rules

Hambledon State School has four overarching School Values.
  • Be Safe
  • Be Respectful
  • Be a Learner
  • Be Resilient

Hambledon High 5 Positive Recognition Program (High 5 PRP)

Hambledon State School is committed to positively acknowledging all students in classroom and non-classroom settings who demonstrate behaviours in line with the “Hambledon Way” i.e., our four School Values: Be a Learner, Be Respectful, Be Safe, and Be Resilient.

Providing recognition to students for demonstrating expected behaviours is a research-validated way of ensuring they know what to do, when to do it and how to do it – the essence of positive discipline. In this way, students receive feedback on how well they are mastering the behavioural skills we want them to use and therefore increasing the probability that they will use these behaviours more frequently. 

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Last reviewed 16 February 2021
Last updated 16 February 2021