SWPBS is a research-based framework that focuses on creating a school culture that promotes positive behaviour and academic success. It is built on the understanding that when we establish clear expectations, teach and reinforce positive behaviours, and provide support when needed, we can create an environment where all individuals thrive.

At the core of SWPBS are a few key components:

  • Clearly Defined Expectations: The NMPS staff have established clear and consistent behaviour expectations across all areas of our school, from classrooms to the playground and beyond. Expectations are directly linked to our school values of Respect, Inclusion, Sagacious, Ethical (R.I.S.E). These expectations will be taught to students explicitly, ensuring everyone understands what is expected of them in various settings.
  • Positive Reinforcement: We celebrate and acknowledge positive behaviour through various means such as verbal praise, house point incentives, and RISE award acknowledgments. By recognizing and reinforcing desired behaviours, we will create a positive atmosphere that encourages students to continue making positive choices.
  • Support and Intervention: For students who may require additional assistance, SWPBS provides a multi-tiered system of support. This means we offer interventions and support strategies tailored to individual needs, ensuring every student has the opportunity to succeed behaviorally and academically.

The decision to embrace SWPBS aligns perfectly with our commitment to providing the best possible learning environment for our students, in conjunction with our AIP goals. By implementing SWPBS, we aim to:

  • Foster a positive and inclusive school culture where every student feels valued, respected, and safe.
  • Promote consistency in behaviour expectations and teaching across the entire school community.
  • Encourage a focus on positive behaviours rather than solely reacting to negative ones.
  • Support our students in developing essential social, emotional, and behavioural skills that are crucial for their success in school and beyond.

We believe that by embracing SWPBS, we can create an environment that not only supports academic achievement but also nurtures the overall well-being and growth of each student.

Our SWPBS statement of purpose is:

To establish a positive and safe learning environment where all students achieve academic, social and emotional growth.

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In 2024, we are delving deeper into each behaviour outlined in our school’s behaviour matrix. Teachers will be unpacking and explicitly teaching each of the positive behaviours. The aim of unpacking each behaviour is to ensure that students gain a deep understanding of each positive behaviour in various situations and settings.

Our dedicated teachers will continue to instil these positive behaviours, much like they do with regular academic subjects in their classrooms. Whenever a student encounters a behavioural misstep, we approach it as an opportunity for learning and growth, aligning with our approach to addressing academic errors. Students demonstrating these positive behaviours will receive corresponding house points, reflecting their commendable behaviours. Points for positive behaviours will accumulate, with one house winning each week. Students who consistently display these behaviours and demonstrate a sound understanding of our school values will have the potential to be awarded one of our weekly R.I.S.E awards, which would be presented at the school assembly.