The purpose of PB4L–SW in Pigeon Mountain Primary School is:
Through modelling, teaching and rewarding positive behaviours we provide a quality environment; where the school community is focused on developing education with a heart.
Our PB4L values are the principles and fundamental convictions which act as general guidelines to behaviour. They are the standards by which particular actions are judged as good or desirable. Our PB4L values are encouraged, lived and regularly reviewed by everyone in the school.
Values include teacher role modelling, using the ‘teachable moment’ and the explicit teaching of values. Developing a common understanding of values between the teacher and students can be further enhanced by group discussion e.g. circle time, repetition, storytelling and positive reinforcement.
Each Monday morning, we will have PB4L Values Assembly. At the PB4L Values Assembly one class will share their learning around Values. Teachers will award children with a PB4L Values Certificate. This is awarded to children for demonstrating 1 or more of the 4 PB4L Values. Teachers colour in the demonstrated heart and write a specific comment relating to the value acted. Teachers are to write 1 certificate each assembly.
Reference:pg. 10 of the NZC ‘Values’; “Integrating values in the New Zealand Curriculum: Caught or taught?” R. Notman, D. Latham, H. Angus, P. Connor, K McGregor and J. Scott