Positive Behaviour for Learning program returns

This week’s Positive Behaviour for Learning award nominees.

THE award-winning Raymond Terrace Community Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) program is back for 2024.

PBL is a collaborative effort involving Hunter River High School, Irrawang High School, Raymond Terrace Public School, Grahamstown Public School, Seaham Public School, Karuah Public School, Medowie Public School, Salt Ash Public School, and Irrawang Public School.

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Positive Behaviour and Learning Team Leader Merri Brady told News Of The Area, “Our mission is to advocate for the adoption of PBL as a framework by schools, parents, businesses, service providers, and government agencies, with the overarching goal of facilitating every child’s realisation of their full potential.

“Community PBL represents an extension of the successful framework already established in our partner schools.

“Presently, more than 3000 students are enrolled in schools that implement PBL, where it contributes to the well-being of students, faculty, families, and the wider community.

“We are proud of the positive impact Community PBL has had on the youth of Raymond Terrace by promoting positive behaviour for learning, thereby fostering positive behaviour for life,” she said.

This weeks well deserving nominees are:

– Irrawang Public School student Olivia was nominated for representing her school with pride at the Zone Swim Carnival where she demonstrated outstanding, respectful sportsmanship.

– Cliffy of Raymond Terrace Public School was nominated for handing in some personal belongings of a student from another school at a gala day.

He handed them in and helped get them back to the owner.

– Grahamstown Public School student Harvey was recognised for being kind to his peers by helping them feel a part of the school community and by helping others in class.

He is a leader at the school, who is also a great role model during school sporting events outside school in the community.

– Irrawang High School student Evan was nominated for his efforts when representing the school at the recent Lions Youth of the Year competition, at all times demonstrating the school’s PBL values.

– Ella from Hunter River High School was nominated for being a helpful and model student in the school’s Cultural Room.

– Salt Ash Public School student Harriet was nominated for serving community members with pride at the school’s ‘Yarn Up’ barbeque and volunteering her time to regularly assist with ‘Breakfast Club’.

– Gracey of Medowie Public School was nominated for her citizenship at the Zone Swimming Carnival, where she demonstrated exceptional sportsmanship and she maintained a positive attitude all day and cheered on all her fellow competitors.

– Seaham Public School student Matilda was nominated for being responsible for the implementation of a buddy bench at the school.

She came up with the idea, and with the help of her parents and the Cardiff Men’s Shed made it happen.

Now Seaham has a buddy bench where students can easily link up with other students in need of a friend.

– Gypsy-Rose of Karuah Public School was nominated for assisting a younger student who was walking home for the first time.

Gypsy-Rose noticed that the student was a bit confused, so with permission from her dad, she walked the student home as he wasn’t sure how to get there.

The NOTA congratulates all of this week’s PBL nominees for all that they have contributed to our community.


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