THE PBL or, Positive Behaviour for Learning, weekly awards continue to recognise students in the nine local participating schools.
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The program aims to set out first, teaching about the types of behaviours schools want to see more of in students.
Second, it aims to rewards students who exhibit one or more of the STARS points connected to PBL.
Those five points are: Safety, Trust and honesty, Acting responsibly, Respect for, Success.
This week, the awards were presented to the students by Grahamstown Public School Principal, Ms Michele Winn.
Ms Winn who has been Principal at the school since 2017 said, “I am impressed with the way PBL branches out into the community to support positive behaviours and the positive impact that it has.
Bree Chester, Hunter River High: Nominated for her leadership skills and sportsmanship. Mentoring and coaching rugby league with excellence at Nationals of Origin.
Breanna Kempf: Medowie Public School: Breanna organised a fundraising activity at school and raised just over $450 for the Mark Hughes Foundation.
Skye Doolan, Grahamstown Public School: For displaying respect while representing the school at the Port Stephens PSSA Field Events Carnival by assisting teachers from all schools throughout the whole day.
Shanyah-Lee Godbee, Raymond Terrace Public School: For outstanding sportsmanship and demonstrations of skills when representing the school in touch football in the community.
Xavier Knight, Salt Ash Public School: For caring for a friend who had been hurt on the playground.
Xaviar Ehrich, Irrawang Public School: Xaviar found a mobile phone on the ground at a Knights’ game. He was the people in front of him if it belonged to them. The owner was located. When asked, he said, “At school I learnt it is very important to try and find the owners of lost property.”
Madison Jones, Irrawang Public School: Nominated for displaying our school PBL values of respect, responsibility, and personal best by assisting a junior student to navigate their way around the school.
Summer Leonard, Karuah Public School: A community member nominated Summer for her excellent safety around the roads. On the weekend, Summer was observed waiting patiently at the lights to cross safely. Summer consistently follows the school values of respect, responsibility, and pride.
Billie Drew, Seaham Public School: Billie is a wonderful caring student who looks out for others. Recently she was observed helping classmates that were lonely or needed a friend.
By Heather SHARP