Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL)
Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) is an initiative that provides Blackwater State High School with a framework for creating positive learning environments. The key focus is on defining, teaching and supporting appropriate behaviours and positive interactions. PBL is proven to improve academic performance by reducing problem behaviours, therefore allowing both students and staff the opportunity to focus on the core business of teaching and learning.
Taking into consideration our core community industry, Blackwater State High School along with the surrounding cluster schools, have decided on four core values that reflect our school values of Effort, Respect, Responsibility and Safety.
We explicitly teach these expectations to students and promote behaviour that reflects these four core values. Explicit lessons are taught to all students during Home Class, and are referred to and revisited throughout the week. The teaching of expected positive behaviours is complimented by recognition of the BSHS PRIDE Stamps. These stamps are rewarded to students who are consistently demonstrating the core values of the school. Students are able to redeem their collected BSHS PRIDE Stamps for a range of varying prizes that change on a term to term basis. Student's also have the opportunity to build house spirit by receiving points towards their respective houses, Bedford, Eden, and Tartarus. These points go towards the championship trophy at the end of the school year.
Our goal at Blackwater State High School is to ensure that there is a clear and consistent message regarding behavioural expectations.