KARUAH Public School Medallions were awarded to six students last week in recognition of their consistent and positive behavior.
The medallions, proudly received by Matilda, Demani, Rachel, Harmon, Lachlan and Toby, are part of the school’s reward system which is linked to the Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) program.
Assistant Principal Mrs Kath Henry said the school’s PBL motto of ‘Respect, Responsibility and Pride’ is supported by the Aussie Five Rules.
“The Positive Behaviour for Learning framework is an ideal strategy that creates respect throughout the whole school,” she said.
“By following the Aussie Five Rules, students are able to collect blue certificates by doing the correct behaviours.”
Mrs Henry said once students achieve 10 blue certificates, they are exchanged for a Bronze Award.
Further certificates allow the students to progress through the different levels of the reward system.
“Three Bronze Awards earn a Silver Award, followed by three Silver Awards to earn a Gold Award,” Mrs Henry said.
Once students have reached three Gold Awards, they earn a Karuah Public School Medallion.
The school mascot, PeBbLes the Dolphin, is also an important part of the reward program.
“There are small gifts as well, like canteen vouchers, a PeBbLes badge and a reading book too,” Mrs Henry said.
“The class with the most awards at the end of the week earn PeBbLes for their class for the upcoming week.”
The PBL is a whole school program focused on creating a positive school environment.
By Daniel SAHYOUN