Our PBL Matrix was designed to give all staff the language to use when talking with students in and around the school. Please see the All Settings section of the matrix below.
2021 sees us move into Classroom Systems as we continue into the next phase of PBL implementation across the school. Staff have received professional learning and time to implement the PBL framework in their classrooms. We continue to implement a whole school program that explicitly teaches these values alongside our Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) program. It is our vision that all students will be involved in lessons that specifically teach and practice our expectations and values. Lessons are supported with visuals throughout the school (posters in each area) to remind children of our values and expectations.
We are excited to formally launch PBL at Monash later in the year. This will be an opportunity to celebrate our PBL journey so far with our whole school community. We will communicate more about this event when we have finalised dates.
Your children may have been telling you about the values tickets they have been receiving in class and on the playground. This reward system is designed to acknowledge students when displaying the correct behaviours. They are given out regularly to reward or promote positive behaviours. Students are working as a class to reach a ‘ticket target’ which will result in a whole class reward. Values tickets are also handed in to the front office, where students receive a token for their sports house and a chance to win a barrel draw prize at the end of each week.
Coloured tokens are collected and counted each week to see which house is leading the token challenge. Students who belong to the sports house that has the most tokens in Week 5 and 10, each term, will be able to wear their house colours on Friday of that week.
This year we will be introducing another layer of rewards for students. Teachers will be awarding merit certificates to students who are displaying the appropriate positive behaviours. Using the chart below, students can work their way up the tiered levels throughout their time at Monash School. These certificates are held in high regard as the students receiving these are consistently demonstrating outstanding behaviour aligned with our school values.
Students and staff have warmly welcomed our newest student to Monash over the past few weeks. We know that this koala has come from the coast, in search of a new place to live and of course we believe that there is no better place to be than Monash School. A naming competition has been run by staff in the school and students have come up with some fabulous suggestions, so it won't be long now, until we have a fantastic name to suit our new friend.