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Behaviour management

​Mundingburra State School approaches student behaviour from a perspective of positive behaviour support. This encourages the development of safe and supportive learning environments.

Schoolwide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS) 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.
 
SWPBS was developed by leading educational experts in the United States where it is used in more than 18,000 schools. Many of the world's leading education systems have adopted SWPBS, including Canada, New Zealand, The Netherlands, Norway and Denmark, with Finland commencing a SWPBS trial in 2013.
 
Since being introduced in Queensland in 2005, the SWPBS framework has helped more than 400 state schools develop successful whole school behaviour management systems.
 
Data shows that when SWPBS is implemented with integrity it helps reduce problem behaviour and increase academic performance. Principals have also reported decreases in referrals of students, allowing time saved to be invested into other areas of school business.
 
Through SWPBS, schools implement evidence-based approaches to managing student behaviour support issues at the local community level. With an emphasis on data-based decision-making, the framework is evaluated regularly and practices are adjusted to make sure the process is achieving effective results for schools.
 
SWPBS is not a program or a package; it is based on operational blueprints that are continuously updated based on research from schools. An extended explanation of SWPBS can be found in this Mediasite presentation from the 2012 SWPBS Queensland State Conference.
 
More information on how Mundingburra State School staff approach behaviour can be found in the School Responsible Behaviour Plan for Students. This plan also details consequences for students that may be applied for inappropriate behaviour, including school disciplinary absences.