At Carlisle Adventist College we implement a ‘Positive Behaviour for Learning’ framework which is designed to encourage students to take responsibility for their own decision-making processes and provide them with the opportunity to make positive choices about their behaviour patterns.

A school-wide approach to Learning and Behaviour

PB4L is a school-wide approach that is based on the Positive Behavioural Interventions and Supports framework developed at the University of Oregon. The implementation of PB4L:

  • Reduces behavioural incidents
  • Increases teaching and learning time
  • Improves student achievement

By implementing evidence-based, prevention focused interventions, improved academic and behavioural outcomes can be achieved. The outcome of these initiatives ensures students are offered effective support strategies in order to make positive behavioural choices and are acknowledged for positive conduct, effort, and behaviour.

PB4L Creates Positive Change

The New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) investigated the outcomes of PB4L within New Zealand schools in 2010 – 2013 and published the following results as noted from curriculum leaders:

  • 73% less disruption in class
  • 71% increase in engagement in learning
  • 55% increase in students arriving on time for lessons

PB4L is linked with our School Values

As a school community we surveyed parents and staff to discover four values that capture the ethos and cultural DNA of our school. From this process we developed the slogan ‘At Carlisle We CARE.’

CARE is an acronym for our values of Compassion, Achievement, Respect and Effort. Every member of our school, staff included, is expected to exhibit these values to one another.

Our four values are displayed in all areas of our school. During the year, these values are explicitly taught in class and during Chapel times. As a school, we passionately believe that good character and behaviour is vital for learning and life.