MHSS - A Positive Behaviour for Learning School (PBL)
PBL is designed to
reduce the frequency of behaviour incidents and school disciplinary absences
improve school climate and
improve social and learning outcomes.
Students are explicitly taught the knowledge and skills they need to demonstrate the appropriate behaviours that we expect from our students. Each week, every teacher teaches a special student behaviour and wellbeing lesson in Care Class and this is reinforced throughout the following week, in our school newsletter and at our school parade.
We have introduced numerous processes to acknowledge excellent behaviour in class and in the playground. When students, staff and parents/carers have consistent and high expectations students are supported to achieve their very best results.
At Mango Hill State School we use the language of "the cares". We discuss the importance of
- Caring for yourself
- Caring for Others
- Caring for Learning
- Caring for the School Environment.
The Four Cares matrix of expected behaviours outlines the expectations for behaviour in all settings under the headings of the Four Cares. The matrix is found in our Mango Hill State School Student Code of Conduct (PDF 13MB).pdf.
SOLE is our mascot and reminds us to Care for Self, Others, Learning and Environment! SOLE reminds us to "Stick to the Cares!"
High Five Strategy
At Mango Hill State School, we teach all students the “High-Five”. This is a physical prompt (hand sign) to remember strategies to assist in the appropriate management of conflict. Each strategy is taught individually and students learn skills to deal with problems in a systematic, constructive way.