Behavioural Support

Our Beliefs

Our beliefs about student behaviour, discipline and learning unify us and direct our action – the decisions we make, the practices we choose and how we interact with others. The following beliefs reflect current literature in positive behaviour supports:
  • Schools play a vital role in promoting the intellectual, physical, social, emotional, moral and spiritual and aesthetic development and wellbeing of young Australians (Melbourne Declaration)
  • Every day at school, students have the opportunity to learn and practise social skills and develop General Capabilities through the curriculum (ACARA)
  • Behaviour is learned, therefore responsible behaviour can be taught
  • Student discipline is best achieved through instruction and re-teaching, rather than punishment
  • Student behaviour can be taught using the same strategies used to teach academics
  • Misbehaviour presents the student with an opportunity to learn and the educator with an opportunity to teach
  • For behaviour change to occur, we must use positive approaches that strengthen teacher-student relationships
  • Student discipline is a collaborative effort. In partnership with parents and carers, we are committed to each and every student’s success
  • Efforts to support all students to become successful learners, confident and creative individuals and active and informed citizens require ongoing teaching, encouragement and correction
  • Students need and want high standards for their behaviour. Maintaining high expectations does not require “get tough” or punitive approaches
  • An integrated system of school wide, classroom support and individual student supports can play a central role in improving behavioural outcomes and developing learning disposition for the students we serve as well as contribute to the sense of efficacy and job satisfaction of our staff
  • Services for students with chronic or intense behaviours are more effective within the context of school-wide commitment to the social and academic development of all students

  St Francis Xavier Behaviour Expectations

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Behaviour for Learning Flow Chart

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 Behaviour Matrix 

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