School Wide Positive Behaviour (SWPBS)

School-Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS) is our school framework that has helped us build our positive, safe, and supportive learning culture.

SWPBS is the way we teach our school values of Respect, Responsibility and Resilience.
Having good behaviour in the school gives us more time to focus on building relationships with one another and classroom learning.

Our handbook provides extensive information about SWPBS at Wedderburn College.


Expected Behaviours

All students are taught about our Expected Behaviours through our Matrix. This is how they show our school values in their actions.

Inappropriate Behaviours

If students have not yet learnt how to demonstrate the expected behaviour and instead they display inappropriate behaviours, we follow a process to teach them how to show the expected behaviour. You can see what we do by reading the Responding to Inappropriate Behaviours Flowchart


SWPBS includes practices that provide students with feedback on the accuracy and use of their social skills and behaviours, in the same manner that feedback is provided for successful and accurate academic performance. Little evidence exists to suggest that the use of positive reinforcement, acknowledgements, and recognition has negative effects on academic and social behaviour achievement.

Gotcha Card

This is a card worth 15 Burn Bucks to deposit at the Burn Bank and spend at the ‘Burn Shop

Burn Buck

This is a single token worth 10 Burn Bucks to deposit at the ‘Burn Bank and spend at the Burn Shop

Positive Green Chronicles

This is a positive green chronicle worth 5 Burn Bucks to deposit at the ‘Burn Bank and spend at the Burn Shop

Burn Bank & Shop

Our ‘shop’ is packed full of wonderful gifts, vouchers, experiences and items that students can purchase with their accrued Burn Bucks.

Students bank their credits with their classroom teacher.

The Burn Shop is open for shopping on a Friday at lunchtime.

Special Days

Once or twice each term, we have Hot Dog Days, Chocolate Days and BBQ days where students can use their Burn Bucks to purchase. These are fun filled days that add excitement and energy to our school life.