School Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS) The foundress of the FCJ Society Marie Madeleine d’Houet once said “Good example does much good.” Staff at FCJ College work hard on educating and witnessing this good example.
School Wide Positive Behaviour Support provides a foundation of thinking to guide our school’s work for defining, teaching, acknowledging appropriate behaviour and correcting inappropriate behaviour. School behaviour expectations are explicitly taught – if a child or young person does not know how to behave, we teach the expected behaviour.
SWPBS is for the whole school, it is preventative, and switches focus from negative behaviours and exchanges to positive expectations and interactions – leading to the promotion of academic, social and emotional competency.
Introducing, modelling and reinforcing positive social behaviour at FCJ College is an important step in a child’s educational experience. Explicitly teaching our behavioural expectations and acknowledging students for demonstrating them is key to success. Below is the FCJ College SWPBS Matrix. This document indicates the behavioural expectations we expect and teach in each area of our school, based on the FCJ Characteristics of Companionship, Justice, Gentleness, Courage & Confidence.
FCJ College Characteristics
Learning Areas — Acknowledge others, Achieve more together, Listen actively.
Yard & Canteen — Look out for others, Be friendly.
Online — Be kind to others, Foster positive online relationships.
Community — Be kind to others, Foster positive online relationships, Be aware of your impact on others.
Everywhere — Be Supportive, Show empathy, Be inclusive.
Learning Areas — Respect everyone’s role, Respect space, resources & routines, Challenge injustice.
Yard & Canteen — Leave no trace, Care for our environment.
Online — Report unsafe activity, Use technology responsibly, Respect privacy.
Community — Stand up for what is right, Be agents of positive change.
Everywhere — Treat others the way you want to be treated.
Learning Areas — Keep calm, Listen as an opportunity to change one’s mind, Respect learning spaces.
Yard & Canteen — Take time to rest/relax, Use manners, Be kind.
Online — Be respectful of others, P.A.U.S.E before you post (Positive, Accurate, Useful, Supportive, Ethical).
Community — Be polite and use manners, Be respectful of surroundings, Be grateful.
Everywhere — Act with kindness.
Courage and confidence
Learning Areas — Do your best, Be organised, Adopt a growth mindset.
Yard & Canteen — Be sun smart, Look out for others, Report unsafe behaviour.
Online — Manage your screen time, Report unkind or bullying behaviour, Act with integrity.
Community — Show pride in your school, Respect others, Wear correct uniform.
Everywhere — Embrace opportunity.