Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L)

A focus of our PB4L is punctuality and the wearing of correct school uniform. By wearing our uniform correctly students display a pride in themselves and their school.

Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) is a Ministry of Education initiative that aims to promote positive behaviour and create inclusive learning environments that foster well-being and achievement for all students.

At Whanganui Intermediate School PB4L is centred around our core values:

Whanaungatanga, Respect, Resilience, Responsibility, Manaakitanga

Students demonstrating these values are recognised through our rewards system.

Rewards System
Our reward system is to give positive affirmations to students making the right choices. 

Reward Cards (Green Cards)
Students are awarded points for showing:

  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Resilience
  • Whanaungatanga
  • Manaakitanga

Points are awarded by teachers completing a reward card. One reward card is worth one point each and is awarded per positive choice.

There will be three different levels within our Reward System shown by three different positive achievement badges.

50 points = Bronze level
150 points = Silver level
250 points = Gold level

Badges will be awarded for each level as it is reached. These will be presented at our weekly assembly and also acknowledged in our School Newsletter. Students will be allowed to wear their badge on either their jersey or shirt.

Reward Events
Reward Events will be held at the end of each term to acknowledge those children who have earned an achievement badge or are currently already at that level.