School Wide Positive Behavour Support



SWPBS stands for School Wide Positive Behaviour Support. It is a whole-school framework which helps schools to create positive learning environments. This is achieved by developing proactive systems to define, teach, and support appropriate student behaviours. There are three main components of SWPBS. They are teaching appropriate behaviour in all settings, provide interventions when behaviour expectations are not met, and recognising students when behaviour expectations are met.


SWPBS is a team based school-wide design for discipline which includes all students and all staff in all settings. 


SWPBS is evaluated regularly and practices are adjusted to make sure the process is achieving effective results for our school.


Big Hill Primary School Positive Behaviour Statement


At Big Hill PS we provide every child the opportunity to be the best they can be in a safe, respectful, caring environment. 

We encourage responsibility and a confident contribution to a supportive positive community.


The values / expectations have been chosen as guiding principles for academic expectations as well as classroom, playground excursions and camps.


Respect – includes following directions, keeping hands and feet to yourself and using appropriate language.


Responsible – includes actively participating and using equipment appropriately.


Safe – includes entering and exiting the building in an orderly fashion and reporting any incidents.


Students are expected to honour these core values in various school and school related settings including the classroom, hallways, library, toilets, buses and school grounds.


The approaches to teaching and learning will enable students to:



Enjoy their own learning; make and act on responsible decisions about their own learning and its outcomes; develop interests and activities which can be carried on beyond school and gain satisfaction and confidence from their developing abilities.



Gather and analyse evidence and form generalisations; analyse and evaluate arguments; questions and form values, ideas and opinions; learn through both personal experience and instruction; experience the usefulness and limitations of various modes of enquiry; learn in situations and settings both inside and outside the school and use a variety of media for understanding and communicating ideas and information.



Experience the interface between theories and practice; relate what they learn at school to what they do and learn outside school; develop strategies for solving problems and cooperate with others in achieving socially desirable outcomes.


Student Welfare and Discipline

A comprehensive STUDENT WELFARE AND DISCIPLINE POLICY is available for all families detailing the School Rules, Rights and Responsibilities, consequences and positive reinforcements provided at school.