Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) is a school-wide behaviour management program that focuses on pre-teaching, teaching and re-teaching positive behaviours and expectations. Expectations are based on Respect for Self, Others, and Environment in all settings within and around the school. It is imoprtant that students are taught and modelled what appropriate behaviour looks like in these areas, so that expectations for these behaviours can be met.
In addition to behaviour expectations, Ecole St. Joseph's PBS Program also incorporates a Living Our Faith component in which we focus on a Christian Value for each time block. Scripture is attached to each value, as is a song, usually a video or slideshow representation and daily lessons/activities that teach and practice the value that is being focused on.
Every six weeks students and staff come together as a school to be introduced to the new value and behaviour area at a PBS Rally. At this time, students from each class are recognized as Students of the Month for the corresponding month, and we celebrate the focus of the last six weeks.
Each week, Chip makes an announcement concerning the PBS program and often issues challenges to the classes to see who can earn the most Chip's Chips (recognition tickets for positive behaviour) or the least amount of Positive Reminders (re-teaching for innappropriate behaviours). During this announcement Chip also names the weekly winners which are then asked to come to the office to choose from the prize bin.
Chip loves to come out and visit the students during classes, at recess and especially during the PBS Rallies... Who, who, who let the dogs out?