Whole School Approach to Positive Behaviour Support

All members of the school community have a significant role to play in supporting a whole school approach to positive behaviour. Where all members work collaboratively, each child has the opportunity to fully participate, engage in the process of schooling and become a successful learner. 

The characteristics of our whole school positive behaviour approach include prevention, instruction, use of evidence based practices, and utilising data for informed decision making. A positive behaviour approach supports teaching and learning environments so that the academic outcomes of students are maximised.  This provides a structure and process for our school community and classroom procedures so that a positive social culture is established.

Our School wide expectations are linked to our School’s mission and vision and are reflective of the teachings of Mary MacKillop, Gospel values, aligning with the Religious Education Curriculum mandated for the Sale Diocese, To Live In Christ Jesus and the Personal and Social Capability of the Victorian Curriculum. Other approaches and strategies are implemented to support the whole school approach including elements of Choice Theory & Reality Therapy Principles.

In the spirit of St Mary MacKillop, we aspire to live the Gospel, creating a sense of respect, responsibility, compassion, courage and being problem solvers.

Our whole school community expectations are based on the Catholic values lived by St Mary of the Cross MacKillop: 

  • Be Respectful - ‘Let us really love one another’ Mary MacKillop (1890)
  • Be Responsible - ‘Do your best and God will bless your efforts’ Mary MacKillop (1889)
  • Be Compassionate - ‘More than ever we should be humble and patient, charitable and forgiving’ Mary MacKillop (1884)
  • Be Courageous - ‘Have courage'; 'Do not be afraid’ Mary MacKillop (1873)
  • Be Problem Solvers - ‘Keep your mind in peace’ Mary MacKillop (1890)

These values are embedded into the curriculum and in day-to-day school life. All stakeholders are encouraged to enact these values as active participants in Mary MacKillop Primary School community.