Positive Behaviour 4 Learning & Values

Positive Behaviour 4 Learning

Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) School-wide is made up of practices and organisational systems that help schools create positive teaching and learning environments.

Based on international evidence, it looks at behaviour and learning from a whole-school as well as an individual child's perspective. School-wide takes the approach that opportunities for learning and achievement increase if:

  • the school environment is positive and supportive
  • expectations are consistently clear
  • children and young people are consistently taught desired behaviours
  • children and young people are consistently acknowledged for desired behaviours
  • children and young people are consistently responded to in a fair and equitable way.

School leaders, teachers, students, and support staff are all involved.


At Oratia we value:

Respect/Manaakitanga – for myself, others and the environment.

Responsibility/Takohanga – for myself, my possessions, for my learning and for aiming high.

Risk taking/Tangohia te morea – to give new things a try.

Resilience/Aumangea – to keep trying, even when things are difficult.

Reflection/Whakaaroaro – to ask questions about my learning and how I can aim for excellence.