School Wide Positive Behaviour Support

Our vision at St Joseph’s Catholic School is to create a learning environment that prepares students to be citizens in the 21st century. Our educational community seeks to provide a system that will support students’ efforts to manage their own behaviour and promote academic achievement. An effective behaviour support system is a proactive, positive, skill-building approach to the teaching and learning of successful student behaviour. The School Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS) framework ensures effective strategies that promote prosocial behaviour and respectful learning environments.

The principles of Catholic Education reflect the beliefs that each person deserves and needs a positive and inclusive educational community that values courtesy and consideration, and welcomes all. SWPBS is a framework for creating and maintaining a positive and safe learning environment that enhances our school culture where we maximise individual academic and social growth.

SWPBS has:

  • A common purpose and approach to discipline
  • A clear set of positive expectations and behaviours
  • A process to teaching expected behaviour
  • A continuum of procedures for discouraging inappropriate behaviour
  • Procedures for ongoing monitoring and evaluation.

At St Joseph’s Catholic School we focus on three behavioural expectations that are positively stated and easy to remember. In other words, rather than telling students what not to do, the school focuses on the preferred behaviours.


Our School Wide Positive Behaviour Support Policy and Practices document is intrinsic in promoting acceptable behaviour.