Whenuapai School is a PB4L School (Positive Behaviour for Learning). We teach behaviour through the use of our school values.
Whenuapai School Values
- Respect Self
- Respect Others
- Respect Learning
- Respect Environment
What and why?
PB4L is about teaching behaviour as we teach other subjects. We teach behaviour through the use of our school values.
“If a student does not know how to read, we teach them.
If a student does not know how to swim, we teach them.
If a student does not know how to multiply, we teach them.
If a student does not know how to behave, we…. “
Preventing and correcting misbehaviour focuses on how to help children learn to behave through teaching rather than through punishment. John Herner, National Association of State Directors of Special Education President 1998 – 1999.
By teaching and rewarding expected behaviour this assists with the prevention of inappropriate behaviour. Students are helped to remember our behaviour expectations by targeted teaching and through our PB4L signage situated in and around the school.
For more information visit the Ministry of Education’s PB4L web page – http://pb4l.tki.org.nz/