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Behaviour Management

St Anthony's has implemented schoolwide positive behaviour for learning (SPB4L). This is a systemic approach to behaviour management focuses on improving student behaviour in order to maximise learning. The student Behaviour Management Policy is linked to the Pastoral Care Policy and fosters self responsibility and positive behaviour.

We use a range of strategies for achieving and teaching important social skills, which ultimately result in increased learning outcomes while minimising problem behaviour. This initiative fosters a safer, happier and more predictable environment for all - students, parents and teachers alike. We have simple, yet effective school rules that underpin who we are and what we do at St Anthony’s.

Our school rules are:


Our SPB4L Classroom Behaviour Flowchart provides a broad range of systematic and individualised strategies for achieving important social and learning outcomes.  This approach is used by all staff members, with strong data support the development of strategies and practices to build a "positive behaviour culture" that strengthens the social and emotional well being of all students.  Representatives from each section of the staff body are part of our planning team who focuses on reward and preventative strategies such as school wide reward systems and recognising and praising children who show improvements in their behaviours along the flowchart.

Expected behaviours are modelled and explicitly taught for each erea of our school to support every child's success in behaviour and learning.  Children are actively rewarded and acknowledged for meeting these expectations.  It also focuses on corrective strategies with steps for managing inappropriate/disruptive behaviours in the classroom using low to high-level interventions with our yellow, blue and red card system. Supportive strategies are put into place with additional support procedures and processes for more difficult student behaviour.  

Our Behaviour Flowchart involves a series of steps followed by all teachers, aiming to repeatedly encourage positive behaviour from students.  Communication with parents is an integral component of our approach.  Parents are kept informed of their child's behaviour.  Communication with parents is clearly defined and expected within the management process.  Follow up procedures are clear and simple to follow and understood by the child, parents and staff.