Malletts Bay School has rolled out a new program this year in an effort to recognize and encourage positive behavior from its students. PBIS, or Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, is a school-wide system that acknowledges the positive contributions of students and focuses on the impacts made towards their social, emotional and academic outcomes.
Students were taught behavior expectations at the beginning of the year with key concepts including how to be safe, respectful and responsible in all areas and times of the school day. Since then, students have been regularly acknowledged throughout the day for their positive behaviors with “fish chips” to feed their mascot, Oscar the Osprey. The fish chips are initially collected in classroom fish bowls and later gathered in a school-wide box shaped like Oscar the Osprey.
Throughout September and October students and teachers alike kept a watchful eye on Oscar and enjoyed seeing him fill up a little more each week. By Thursday, October 13th, Oscar was full which meant the students had earned a well deserved school-wide celebration.
Over 23,300 schools are using this program with the goal of helping each student develop self-discipline and to make positive choices. Safe to say Malletts Bay students are off to a fantastic start to the school year.
For more information about the school-wide PBIS system, contact the PBIS Coordinators: Jayme Gaudet at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jordan Burke at email@example.com