Students benefit from positive behaviour

Students sitting on the school’s PBL Buddy Bench with their PBL mascot, Chester the dragon

Chertsey Primary School students who have displayed positive behaviour with learning (PBL) will be able to zoom around on their bike or scooter at school on December 15, as part of an NSW Department of Education initiative.

Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) is an educational process that brings together the whole-school community to contribute to developing a positive, safe and supportive learning culture.

Assistant Principal and Wellbeing Advisor, Naomi Gay, said this PBL day falls in line with their PDHPE unit Healthy, Safe and Active Lifestyles.

“One way we implement the PBL strategy is by hosting a term event where students displaying our positive expectations are invited to attend a ‘fun day’ organised by staff,” Gay said.

“We have set up a track including lanes, stop/go signs, roundabouts and pedestrian crossings.

“Part of the event includes a unit on bike safety prior to the event, where our students learn how to fit a helmet, adjust seat height, check brakes and chains in order to ride safely.

“We find this approach to teaching bike safety fosters engagement and provides students with vital safety skills when riding to and from school, or on the weekends with friends.

“We want to equip our students with the right information about bike safety and the responsibility to check over their bikes before riding.

“As part of the event, we are having a sausage sizzle.

“The money raised from this will fund next year’s PBL Rewards Day, as we host one every term.”

Jacinta Counihan