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Positive Behaviours for Learning (PB4L)

The Positive Behaviours for Learning (PB4L) framework is implemented at St Justin's to help create vibrant and positive learning environments in which all students are supported to reach their full potential.

PB4L is an evidenced-based, organisational framework for behaviour support to enhance respectful relationships and engagement of students in their learning. It encompasses a broad range of systemic and individualised strategies and agreed practices for achieving important social and academic outcomes for all students.

This framework is an integral component of the CEDoW Student Pastoral Care and Wellbeing Policy, which articulates the need for schools to ‘play an active role in building a positive learning environment where the whole school community feels included, connected, safe and respected’.

All staff at our school work together to explicitly teach, affirm and correct agreed behaviour expectations across school-wide, classroom and non-classroom settings, based on our school rules that underpin who we are and what we do at St Justin's.

Students at St Justin's follow explicit behaviour expectations based on the following school rules:


Positive Behaviours for Learning (PB4L) provides students, staff and the community with a structure, processes, tools and a mindset for personal wellbeing and improvement in learning, based on:

  • An emphasis on operationally defined and valued outcomes for all students across all school settings;
  • Established behavioural science principles including:
    • behaviour is learnt and therefore replacement behaviours can be taught;
    • behaviour is lawful and predictable;
    • behaviour occurrences are affected by system and environmental factors that interact with biophysical characteristics of the individual; and
    • adult behaviour significantly influences student behaviour;
  • Research-validated practices, interventions, strategies and curriculum to achieve goals and outcomes;
  • Multiple sources of data to guide decisions and priorities regarding systems and practices staff should select and/or adopt to achieve outcomes; and
  • Multiple opportunities for ‘student voice’.

Parent and carer support is an integral part of the success of PB4L at our school, and we thank you for your ongoing cooperation and support.

Read more about our Positive Behaviours for Learning (PB4L) Framework.

Conscious Discipline at St Justin’s

St Justin’s has piloted Conscious Discipline in a school environment. Conscious Discipline was created and developed by Psychologist Dr. Becky A Bailey, Ph.D. It is a researched-based, comprehensive self-regulation initiative for adults. It is about personal transformation and seeing discipline encounters as opportunities to learn new skills. Conscious Discipline helps adults to understand the three brain states that human beings experience depending on their social and emotional wellbeing. It promotes a sense of safety, connection, resilience and problem-solving. 

A Conscious Discipline Parent Group has been established and led by a member of the St. Justin’s Leadership Team over the last two years. Parents who have participated in the program have provided some very positive feedback and reported that they are better equipped to manage some of the emotions displayed by their children, when they present themselves.

If you would like further information about Conscious Discipline click on the link below or contact the Assistant Principal for Pastoral Care and Wellbeing at St Justin’s. We wish you well!

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