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Sydney Secondary College Balmain Campus

Sydney Secondary College Balmain Campus

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Positive behaviour for learning

Positive Behaviour for Learning

At our school, we use Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) – a whole-school approach for creating a positive, safe and supportive school climate where students can learn and develop. Our whole school community works together to establish expected behaviours and teach them to all students.

At Sydney Secondary College Balmain Campus we provide a safe, secure and disciplined learning environment for our students. High expectations bring out the best in our students; they learn more, enjoy more and are active participants in their learning. Our experienced teachers recognise the importance of the social and emotional wellbeing of our students and the impact that this has on their learning and development.

The school has implemented a successful Positive Behaviour for Learning strategy to guide and develop student experiences. Clear expectations focus students on the positive behaviours that will ensure they behave responsibly, act respectfully and are successful learners within each area of school life.

Our students are connected to their school, work in partnership with strong role models and are encouraged to develop the confidence they need to set high aspirations, acheive success and improve their own academic resilience.

Positive behaviour for learning is a program that is a proactive, team-based framework for creating and sustaining safe and effective schools. Emphasis is placed on prevention of problem behaviour, development of pro-social skills and the use of data-based problem solving for existing behaviour concerns.

At Balmain, we call this "The Balmain Way".

  • Respect yourself, others and the community
  • Act responsibly
  • Participate productively in learning