Waitaki Girls’ High School is now part of the Positive Behaviour For Learning (PB4L) programme throughout 500 schools across New Zealand.
After a year planning, meeting and consulting between pupils, parents, old girls, the board of trustees and school staff, PB4L was officially launched at the school yesterday.
Mrs Walker said it was pleasing to finally have it in place.
“It’s been a bit of work, but we are very pleased and excited to have it up and running.”
PB4L will be a huge bonus for the school and Mrs Walker is looking forward to seeing it in action.
“PB4L will enable effective school-wide teaching and learning to occur in a mutually respectful environment, and that will really benefit the girls,” she said.
To initiate the launch, Waitaki Girls’ held an opening which got the girls to show what exactly PB4L meant to them.
“We got all the houses to give a visual presentation on PB4L means to them and we thought this worked incredibly well.”
Respectful, responsible and resilient are the base for Waitaki Girls’ High School’s PB4L and if girls are doing these specifics they will be acknowledged with cards on which girls can get stamps and then go into the draw for a weekly acknowledgement.
It will involve postcards and letters home for excellence in effort and behaviour as well as a 95% plus attendance rate with no lates.
“It will be a case of six positives and one negative and if that’s the case then that’s fantastic, but it’s about developing positive social interactions between staff and students and promoting the learning of the Waitaki Way,” Mrs Walker said.
By Brayden Lindsay
PHOTO: SUPPLIED – Head girl Naomi Saulala and deputy head girl Hannah Ballantyne cut the cake as part of the PB4L launch at Waitaki Girls’ High School yesterday.