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​Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL)


The goa​l of school wide positive behaviour support at Sandgate DSHS is to create and maintain a positive and safe learning environment that enhances our school vision to Expand Horizons, where we maximise academic and social growth.


What does PBL look like at Sandgate High?



  1. Clear set of behaviour expectations around our key school values (these can be defined in our expectations matrix)
  2. Students and visitors can identify the behavioural expectations within 5 minutes of entering the school.
  3. All students and staff are able to state the key values
  4. Students are recognised for positive behaviours
  5. Expectations and positive behaviours are explicitly taught and encouraged
  6. Data on behaviour is collected and used to guide decisions
  7. It is a whole school based approach – “it takes a village to raise a child”.









At Sandgate DSHS we encourage parents to discuss the values with your child.  Ask them to show you the expectations matrix in their Student Organiser on Pg. 4 and 5. The Expectations Matrix can also be found on the school website.  


A question to raise discussion could be “What expectations are harder for me to meet than others?”  “What areas do I need to work on to meet the expectations at Sandgate DSHS?”