Student Engagement & Wellbeing - School Wide Positive Behaviour

Hamilton (Gray Street) Primary is a SWPBS school. This stands for School-Wide Positive Behaviour Support.

“SWPBS is an evidence-based framework for preventing and responding to student behaviour. It aims to create a positive school climate, a culture of student competence and an open, responsive management system for all school community members. It includes analysis of data in professional learning teams, implementation of evidence based practices and organisational systems for establishing safe, purposeful and inclusive school and classroom learning environments while providing the individual behaviour and learning supports needed to achieve academic and social success for all students.”

In simpler terms, it is a consistent approach to behaviour across the school. It doesn’t matter which classroom you walk into in our school, you will see the same follow-up to behavior occurring.

At Hamilton (Gray St) Primary School we have the core values of:

  • Be Respectful
  • Be Safe
  • Be Responsible

We call these three over-arching values ‘The 3B’s’. Other values, such as honesty and getting along, are equally important but we believe they fall under these three skills/behaviours.

Across Gray Street in each classroom and specialist room, we have the 5 Steps.

These are:

  • STEP ONE- Warning
  • STEP TWO- Warning
  • STEP THREE- Thinking Spot
  • STEP FOUR- Buddy Class
  • STEP FIVE- Office to the Principal

This creates a consistent approach across the school. Students understand what will happen if they are not following the rules and The 3B’s. If a child reaches Step Four - Buddy Class you will be contacted.

All students begin each day with a fresh start.