Teaching & Learning

Positive Behaviour Support

As the WAPBS team for York District High School we will teach, acknowledge and encourage expected behaviours, that are shared and understood by staff, students and the wider community. Together, we will foster positive attitudes towards learning and the development of social skills in an inclusive community environment. 

Establishing a positive, proactive school-wide behaviour management practice is a necessary first step for enabling schools to achieve the educational goals of all students.

Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) supports the development of an approach based on the underlying principles of decision making guided by data, the establishment of effective school-wide routines and consistent responding to behaviour, both positive and negative.

PBS is a research-based process that is proven to create safer and more effective schools. PBS relies on organisational change strategies to improve the social culture, learning and teaching environment in schools, and to provide the individual behaviour supports needed to achieve academic and social success for all students.

In implementing PBS, we at York District High School are building upon existing strengths, complimenting and organising current programming and strategies. Positive Behaviour Support is not a curriculum, a program or an intervention. It is a whole school approach to improvement.