Positive Behaviour Support



Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) is an evidence based school-wide approach to behaviour management, which is aimed at creating a positive and safe learning environment to improve the academic and behavioural outcomes for all students.

PBS is a proactive approach where expected behaviours are modelled and explicitly taught, allowing students to make better choices.

It focuses on early intervention and emphasises educating students about behaviour choices in a supportive, inclusive and caring environment.



What does PBS look like at Caversham Valley Primary School?



Our school values guide the behaviour of everyone in our school; staff, students, parents and community members. 

At Caversham Valley PS;

We are Kind, We are Learners, We are Respectful, We are Responsible, and We are Safe.


Our Behaviour Expectation Matrix articulates what these values look like in everyday school life. 

We acknowledge when students demonstrate our values through verbal praise, Dojo points and our acknowledgement menu

To support students in displaying desired behaviours we:   

  • Constantly teach and refer to our school-wide values and expectations.
  • Talk to students with respect using positive voice tone.
  • Actively engage everyone in the class during instruction.
  • Use pre-correcting, prompting, and redirecting as we teach.
  • Look for the positive first and provide positive, immediate, frequent, and explicit feedback.