School Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS)
Be Respectful. Be Responsible. Be a Learner.
School-wide positive behaviour support (SWPBS) is a framework that brings together school communities to develop positive, safe, supportive learning cultures.
SWPBS assists schools to improve social, emotional, behavioural and academic outcomes for children and young people.
SWPBS uses a tiered intervention framework which invests in:
Respectful Relationships is an initiative to support schools and early childhood education settings promote and model respect and equality. A recommendation from the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence was to introduce Respectful Relationships into schools, which is now mandated in all Victorian schools.
ï‚· is about embedding a culture of respect and equality across our entire community, from our classrooms to staffrooms, sporting fields, fetes and social events. This approach leads to positive impacts on student’s academic outcomes, their mental health, classroom behaviour, and relationships between teachers and students. ï‚· education focuses on building and promoting gender equity in relationships and challenging of gender stereotypes
ï‚· education is about tackling family violence.
Teaching and learning about respectful relationships is an essential part of a whole-school approach to the prevention of gender-based violence. Through the Respectful Relationships content, students:
ï‚· develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to strengthen their sense of self, and build and manage safe and respectful relationships
ï‚· learn to recognise and regulate emotions
ï‚· develop empathy for others
ï‚· establish and build a framework for positive relationships.
Taking a whole-school approach to Respectful Relationships enables us to embed and promote a culture of respect and equality across our entire school community, from our classrooms to staffrooms, to the yard, to sporting arenas and across social events. This approach leads to a positive impact on students’ academic outcomes, mental health, classroom behaviour and relationships.
Zones of Regulation - Cognitive behaviour approach
The Zones of Regulation framework and curriculum scaffolds students to build awareness of their feelings/internal state and utilise a variety of tools and strategies for regulation, prosocial skills, self-care, and overall wellness.
This approach also:
• Helps students gain skills in consciously regulating their actions, which in turn leads to increased control and problem-solving abilities
• Helps student recognise when they are in different states called 'Zones' with each of the four Zones represented by a different colour: Blue, Green, Yellow and Red
• Supports students to learn how to use strategies or tools to stay in a Zone or move from one to another
• Encourages students to explore calming techniques, cognitive strategies and sensory supports so they will have a toolbox of methods to move between Zones
• Teaches how to read others' facial expressions and recognise a broader range of emotions, perspective about how others see and react to their behaviour, insight into events that trigger their less regulated states, and when and how to use tools and problem-solving skills.
You Can Do ItYou Can Do It (YCDI) is a school-home collaborative approach used to promote the social-emotional wellbeing and achievment of all students.YCDI's mission is to strengthen the five social and emotional skills and values (the '5 Keys') which all children need to manage their own learning, behaviour and emotional wellbeing including:* Confidence* Persistence* Organisation* Getting Along * ResilienceClick on the following links for resources to support teaching your child about Confidence, Persistence, Organisation, Getting Along and Resilience (pg 1, pg2). * All resources are copyright of You Can Do It Education Organisation.Information about YCDI online parent programs can be found by following this link to the You Can Do It Education website.
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