Positive behaviour for Learning (PB4L)

Positive Behaviour for Learning - School Wide 

The following is information about the PB4L programme, from the Ministry of Education TKI website:  

Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) improves the behaviour and wellbeing of children and young people.

The Positive Behaviour for Learning School-Wide framework, also known as PB4L School-Wide, is helping New Zealand schools build a culture where positive behaviour and learning is a way of life. 

PB4L School-Wide looks at behaviour and learning from a whole-of-school as well as an individual child perspective. The framework is based on international evidence can be tailored to your school’s own environment and cultural needs. 

It’s not about changing the students; it’s about changing the environment, systems, and practices you have in place to support them to make positive behaviour choices.

Providing a physically and emotionally safe place for all ākonga and staff is a primary objective for School Boards within the National Education and Learning Priorities (NELP), under the Education and Training Act 2020. PB4L initiatives are valuable in helping ākonga feel like they belong in our schools and kura and demand for these initiatives from the sector and communities continues to grow. 

PB4L represents a major shift in managing behaviour by students in our education system. Positive behaviour is a prerequisite to improving the engagement and achievement of our children and young people.  Positive behaviour can be learnt. Using a proactive approach, the environments around children can be changed to support positive behaviour.

PB4L uses evidence-based programmes and frameworks that we know can work. They provide opportunities to support sustainable changes in behaviour. There are no quick fixes, however, as behaviour change takes time.

To find out more information, please click the following link, https://pb4l.tki.org.nz/PB4L-School-Wide


Our PB4L Purpose Statement

Include everyone in a safe, caring environment - inspired and empowered to contribute positively to our world.

RATA Values at Templeton School / Te Kura o Rātā

At Templeton School / Te Kura o Rātā we have four school values.  These have three statements that are deliberately taught and acknowledged across our school.  The above posters are displayed around our kura/school. We proudly use NZSL to help us reinforce these values in all settings.  

Tamariki/students and kaimahi/staff are encouraged to incorporate our RATA values into our day. The values are central to everything we do in our school hapori/community.

Our tamariki helped us bring these to life in the following videos.