Cessnock High School

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Telephone02 4990 1977



Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) is an initiative supported by all of the sixteen Cessnock Community of Great Public Schools (CCGPS), to promote and maximise academic achievement and behavioural competence.  At Cessnock High School, PBL is a school-wide strategy, that helps all students achieve important social and learning goals. We know that when good behaviour and good teaching come together, our students excel in their learning.

As part of our PBL program we have established several clear values and expectations framed around the three universals of Respect, Responsibility & Ready to Learn. These expectations are the basis for the behaviour that we expect in all areas of our school, and we explicitly teach these expectations to students. Rewards are frequently given to students as positive reinforcement for their great behaviour.

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PBL strategies are continuing to improve school morale, classroom teaching time and student success, by applying consistent consequences and positive reinforcement for all students. By detailing expected behaviour and teaching in a positive way, we provide a common language for everyone in our school, including students, teachers, administration staff and our parents and caregivers. 

We believe that by helping students practise good behaviour, we will build a school community where all students have an environment where they respect themselves and others, feel safe to learn and enjoy their school experience.

The expectations for all student behaviour are clearly stated throughout our school, classrooms and playground.  

For more information see CHS PBL Matrix (pdf 80 KB)