Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L)
Our school is part of the PB4L School-wide professional development programme. This aligns with our Hauora strategic goal:
To strive for the wellbeing of tamariki, kaiako, Whānau, hāpori MNS and Papatūānuku, recognising wellbeing as interconnected and holistic.
The purpose of PB4L at Miramar North School is to have a consistent approach to building positive behaviours and relationships. This will positively impact the learning and hauora of all and lead to confident lifelong learners who show community spirit and service.
The Positive Behaviour for Learning School-Wide framework, also known as PB4L School-Wide, is helping New Zealand schools build a culture where positive behaviour and learning is a way of life.
PB4L School-Wide looks at behaviour and learning from a whole-of-school as well as an individual child perspective. The framework is based on international evidence that can be tailored to our school’s own environment and cultural needs.
It’s not about changing the students; it’s about changing the environment, systems, and practices we have in place to support them to make positive behaviour choices.
PB4L School-Wide is based on the Positive Behavioural Interventions and Supports (PBIS) framework developed at the University of Oregon in the 1990s. PBIS is now in thousands of schools across the US and there are over 1050 School-Wide schools in New Zealand.
Community voice and involvement is critical to the success of PB4L. Recently we have carried out community consultation to help us to refresh our school values.
At Miramar North School our TIKA values are taught and implemented in a variety of ways. They are taught and acknowledged consistently from Year 1 to Year 6.