What is SWPBS?

The goal of School-Wide Positive Behaviour Support at Albanvale Primary School is to create and maintain a positive and safe learning environment that enhances our school culture where we maximise individual academic and social growth. SWPBS is “....a broad range of systematic and individualised strategies for achieving important social and learning outcomes while preventing problem behaviour with all students.” (Sugai & Horner, 2001;2002) 


The SWPBS approach is comprised of evidence based behavioural interventions and practices that can be implemented by staff to effectively address and support the socially and educationally important behavioural needs of students and their families. SWPBS has its conceptual foundations in:

Behavioural Theory – Behaviour is learned, lawful and malleable. 

Applied Behaviour Analysis – Behavioural theory, principles, and practices are applied to socially important observable behaviours in the applied settings in which they are observed. 

Positive Behaviour Support – Behavioural supports are considered in the larger contact of improving quality of life. 


Through the implementation of SWPBS, school wide systems are aligned to create an inclusive environment where there is a: 

1. Common purpose and approach to discipline 

2. Clear set of positive expectations and behaviours 

3. Procedures for teaching expected behaviour 

4. Continuum of procedures for encouraging expected behaviour 

5. Continuum of procedures for discouraging inappropriate behaviour 

6. Procedures for data collection, ongoing monitoring and evaluation.


This month’s SWPBS Target Behaviour:


Demonstrate EXCELLENCE through Collaboration in all spaces by:

Offering Support in a helpful way