Rules & policies

Positive Behaviour for Engaging Learning (PBEL)ROAR logo

At Lindfield Public School our students thrive in a safe, inclusive and nurturing environment.

Our student welfare policy has been updated to include the latest in research-based approaches to student behaviour management. This approach is called Positive Behaviour for Engaging Learning (PBEL).

PBEL provides students and staff at Lindfield Public School with a positive and proactive system for defining, teaching and supporting appropriate student behaviours.

PBEL replaces 'rules' with 'expectations'. These expectations are applied across all school environments.

Lindfield Public School's expectations are based on the easy to remember acronym ROAR which stands for Respect, Organised, Aspire and Responsible. Through explicit instruction, students gain a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the behaviours expected from them. This provides a framework for student decision making and subsequent actions.

Students who meet the expectations are rewarded regularly and acknowledged through revised school merit systems.

Students whose behaviour does not meet the expectations will be encouraged to reflect on how their behaviour could be improved to match the LPS community's standards.

PBEL ensures a consistent, fair and holistic approach to behaviour management that encourages positive behaviour in all areas of school life.

Values are taught in the classroom to help our students to:

  • develop a love of learning
  • pursue excellence and high standards
  • develop care and respect for themselves and others
  • take pride in their work
  • exhibit a strong sense of fairness and social justice
  • have respect for and understanding of Australia's history including the cultures and experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the first peoples of Australia, and Australia as a multicultural society
  • have an appreciation of Australia's history and multicultural society
  • actively participate as citizens.

All students are expected to:

  • attend school every day, unless they are legally excused
  • be in class on time and prepared to learn
  • maintain a neat appearance and follow the school uniform policy
  • behave safely, considerately and responsibly including when travelling to and from school
  • follow class rules, speak courteously and cooperate with instructions and learning activities
  • treat staff, other students and members of the school community with dignity and respect
  • care for property belonging to themselves, the school and others.

Any behaviour that infringes on other people's safety such as harassment, bullying or any illegal behaviour will not be tolerated at our school.