The PB4L initiative is fully integrated across all classes at Newtown School. PB4L promotes a positive, safe and respectful learning environment for all, and explains the schools expectations of behaviour both in and outside the classroom.

The four principles of PB4L are:

  • Be a learner – He Akonga
  • Be positive – Kia Mataara
  • Be Safe – Kia Tupato
  • Be Respectful – Kia Whakaute

We have found that implementation of PB4L expectations means that our students are more engaged and achieve better results at school.

Children are given ‘caught being good” cards throughout the week for demonstrating the expectations. A weekly prize draw is held where a pupil from each class wins a prize. Then all weekly cards are put into a “meter” at the principal’s office and the whole school then earns “reward days”. This might be a trip or movies, the children get to decide.