Mimosa Public School

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Positive behaviour for learners

Since 2012, Mimosa Public School has implemented Positive Behaviour for Learners (PBL).

This strategy aims to improve outcomes for all students by creating sustainable school-wide, classroom and individual systems of support that acknowledge the link between positive behaviour and enhanced learning environments.

PBL provides students and staff at Mimosa Public School with a positive and proactive system for defining, teaching and supporting appropriate student behaviours.

Students are exposed to four core behavioural expectations through formal social skills instruction. These expectations are applied across all areas of the school. They are:

  • respect
  • responsibility
  • effort.
  • resillience

In understanding what these expectations are, how they apply to all areas of the school, and the clear consequences of not meeting these expectations, students gradually learn to regulate their own behaviours. In order to reinforce positive behaviours, students are rewarded regularly and acknowledged through the school merit systems and assemblies.

PBL enhances student engagement by increasing ‘on-task' behaviours and reducing potential distractions in the learning environment.

This strategy at Mimosa Public School is designed to support all students.