Behaviour Management

Mullewa District High School is a Postive Behaviour Support (PBS) School

Be Safe     Be Respectful      Be Solid

NAIDOC 2015Our school has a high expectation that students display expected behaviours, students, staff and parents/carers are aware of our expected behaviours and consequences for inappropriate behaviours. We focus on positive supports to improve unacceptable behaviour.

PBS - known as Positive Behaviour Support uses preventative, teaching and strengthening-based strategies to achieve significant and long-lasting behaviour outcomes.

Staff at Mullewa District High School have been working together, lead by our PBS team leader Ms Caelene Bartlett, to identify expected behaviours at our school and develop a set of explicit lesson around correcting these behaviours at a school level by teaching these behaviours.

All staff use common language centred on our three core values of Be Safe, Be Respectful and Be Solid

“Improving student academic and behaviour outcomes is about ensuring all students have access to the most effective and accurately implemented instructional and behavioral practices and interventions possible.  PBS provides an operational framework for achieving these outcomes.

PBS builds a continuum of supports for staff and students.  At each level (or tier) there is an emphasis on outcomes in the form of agreed expectations for student and staff behaviour, and data to guide decision-making about what practices should be put in place to support student learning and social behaviour.  There is equal emphasis on the system supports that will be needed to build fluency with new or revised practice among all teachers and staff within the school.”

For more information check this site out: PBS


Each block of our school day students is acknowledged for displaying good behaviour.

Our classroom teachers/Staff record this on a class WSR chart. Greenies acknowledge our students displaying our target behaviours of; Be Safe, Be Respectful and Be Solid. These awards are taken to the office to be placed in a daily acknowledgement draw. This is drawn once a day and two students are chosen for their good behaviour on a daily basis. 

A number of times a term, all students who display good attendance and expected behaviours (with no office referrals) for the timed period, are invited to participate in the Whole School Reward (WSR) activity. Our students work hard to achieve this acknowledgement for their attendance and behaviour. Students who have not met the criteria to achieve the WSR work through a process of reflection on their reasons for not achieving their participation in the activity.

At Mullewa District High School our staff work consistently to encourage the expected behaviours to create a culture where expected positive learning behaviours are the norm.

Our school also follows a social-emotional program called; “the Zones of Regulation.”

The Zones of Regulations is a program used to teach students about identifying their feelings and learn how to manage their feelings and also it helps students to understand how their behaviour impacts others around them.

The Four Zones:Zones

Our Feelings Determine Our Zone

The Blue Zone is used to describe low states of alertness and down feelings, such as when one feels sad, tired, sick, or bored.

The Green Zone is used to describe a calm state of alertness. A person may be described as happy, focused, content, or ready to learn. This is the zone where optimal learning occurs.

The Yellow Zone is also used to describe a heightened state of alertness and elevated emotions; however, there still is some control when they are in the Yellow Zone. A person may be experiencing stress, frustration, anxiety, excitement, silliness, the wiggles, or nervousness when in the Yellow Zone.

The Red Zone is used to describe extremely heightened states of alertness and intense emotions. A person may be elated or experiencing anger, rage, explosive behaviour, devastation, or terror when in the Red Zone.

For more information check out the Zones website: