Whole School Approach to Positive Behaviour Support

At St Ita’s Primary School, we have implemented a whole school approach to supporting behaviour in a positive manner.  Our Whole School Approach to Positive Behaviour Support (WSAPBS) is an evidence-based framework that outlines a school wide system that clearly defines social and behavioural expectations as well as providing explicit teaching to support the development of these key relationship skills.

This approach ensures that all members of our school community are familiar with our School Wide Expectations and can support the school to build well rounded students. We believe that focusing on WSAPB will help us to build strong and positive relationships as well as to build effective communication skills. 

At St Ita's we have identified 5 main expectations that our school community is expected to use in every day interactions. These are:

1. Resilience

2. Respect

3. Compassion

4. Teamwork

5. Inclusiveness



A positive action or feeling shown towards someone or something.


The ability to cope or ‘bounce back’ after encountering negative events, difficult situations or challenges


Sympathetic pity and concern for the suffering and misfortunes of others.


Including someone within a group or structure.


When a group of people work together for a common cause.

  • All areas
  • Learning areas
  • Play areas
  • In the Community
    • Church
    • Excursions
    • Bus
    • Town
  • We look after our school
  • We treat others how you want to be treated
  • We listen to the person talking
  • We are punctual
  • We take pride in our learning and presentation
  • We are responsible and lead by example
  • We are honest
  • We have a positive mindset
  • We are responsible for our actions and words
  • We try our best in all situations
  • We bounce back
  • We are adaptive to change
  • We problem solve
  • We reflect on our learning and behaviour
  • We practise forgiveness
  • We are encouraging
  • We show love and kindness
  • We help those in need
  • We are aware of the needs of others
  • Including someone within a group or structure
  • We take turns
  • We share our time, knowledge and resources
  • We make people feel welcome
  • We collaborate
  • We participate to the best of our ability
  • We listen to each other’s ideas
  • We give appropriate feedback
  • We compromise
  • We are reliable and prepared