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Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL)

At Tully State High School, we are committed to delivering the best curriculum to all our students in an inclusive and supportive manner.  We seek to build engagement, confidence and resilience in our students.  We develop caring relationships, high expectations and we build success.  Our school offers a variety of pathways to further education or to work and seeks to expand our relationships with the community.
Students of all ages learn best when the school that they attend is a safe, supportive and disciplined environment. For this reason, Tully State High School is one of many schools in Far North Queensland that uses the School wide Positive Behaviour for Learning (SW-PBL) framework to develop a whole-school approach to student discipline.
Within this research-based framework, the pro-social behaviours that assist students to be safe and respectful learners are explicitly taught and reinforced in much the same way as academic skills.  Students are likewise clearly acknowledged for meeting our expectations of positive behaviour, and provided with appropriate feedback. Put simply, teaching students the expected social behaviours and routines and then acknowledging them when they use these same behaviours is by far the most effective way to prevent management problems. Furthermore, if students use inappropriate behaviour, an array of consequences are utilised with the aim of teaching and reinforcing what we want the student to be able to demonstrate instead.
This does not entail a different way of ‘managing’ behaviour in a school, as the framework will help to highlight what is already working effectively as well as providing pointers to areas requiring ongoing development. The overall goal is to further support our long standing commitment to a safe school environment where the focus can remain on teaching and learning.