At Spring Hill we SOAR.

 

SOAR is the acronym that represents our schoolwide PBS (Positive Behaviour Support) expectations.

 

Safe - Physical well being of community & environment

Organised - Equipment & skills required to maximise learning

Aspiring - Behaviours encouraging students to achieve their goals

Respectful - Behaviours to practise respect of self, others & property

 

We are currently working with student input to establish a behaviour matrix to determine what each of these expectations look like in each of our school environments. This will then link to explicit teaching of the expected behaviours.

We can't wait to see all of our students SOAR!

Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)  

The purpose of the Spring Hill Positive Behaviour Support team is to create a school and community culture of pride and belonging by explicitly teaching students the necessary skills and understandings to make appropriate behavioural choices and experience academic success.

Improving student academic and behaviour outcomes is about ensuring all students have access to the most effective and accurately implemented instructional and behavioural practices and interventions possible.  PBS provides an operational framework for achieving these outcomes.

 

PBS builds a continuum of supports for staff and students. There is an emphasis on outcomes in the form of agreed expectations for student and staff behaviour, and data to guide decision-making about what practices should be put in place to support student learning and social behaviour. There is equal emphasis on the system supports that will be needed to build fluency with new or revised practice among all teachers and staff within the school.

Spring Hill is undergoing the process of becoming a PBS school.  This is a long term commitment which will take a number of years to fully implement.  We have put together a PBS Team Team of entusiastic staff and are currently working on developing our schoolwide expectations.


PBS Team Purpose Statement

The purpose of the SPring Hill Positive Behaviour Support team is to create a school and community culture of pride and belonging by explicitly teaching students the necessary skills and understandings to make appropriate behavioural choices and experience academic success.

 

PBS Research shows

  • an increase in attendance
  • students view school as a more positive and calm environment
  • teachers report a more positive and calm environment and relationship with students
  • a reduction in the proportion and number of behavioural disruptions
  • an increase in academic performance

 The management of student behaviour is encompassed in the teaching and learning process.

 

Strategies are being developed to:

  • establish and maintain a supportive culture and positive learning environment
  • teach and encourage pro-social behaviour
  • Improve student wellbeing
  • reinforce positive student behaviour                                                                   

Bullying No Way

At Spring Hill Primary School we believe that all members of the school community, students, parents and staff, can expect to feel safe and respected and experience a sense of belonging.  All students are encouraged to speak to their teachers if they experience persistent negative behaviour directed at them by another student.

 

 Parents and children will find useful information at Bullying. No Way! through the following link:

bullyingnoway.gov.au/ 

Spring Hill Primary School had a Bullying. No Way focus in Term One where the students were highly engaged in a number of learning activities designed to build their understanding of what bullying is,how to prevent bullying and how to respond if bullying is occurring. Students and staff pledged to uphold the key message by placing a hand print on a large banner, these banners will be displayed around the school.