Our School | The Sandspit Way

Our Purpose Statement

Nurturing our environments 

to prioritise all learning in a safe and predictable way.

Sandspit Road School is a PB4L School-Wide School

PB4L School-Wide looks at behaviour and learning from a whole-of-school as well as an individual child perspective. The framework is based on international evidence.

The Positive Behaviour for Learning School-Wide framework, otherwise known as PB4L School-Wide, is helping New Zealand schools build a culture where positive behaviour and learning is a way of life. The framework is tailored to our school’s own environment and cultural needs.

It’s not about changing the students; it’s about changing the environment, systems and practices we have in place to support them to make positive behaviour choices.

PB4L School-Wide is based on the Positive Behavioural Interventions and Supports (PBIS) framework developed at the University of Oregon in the 1990s. PBIS is now in thousands of schools across the US and there are over 800 School-Wide schools in New Zealand. 

PB4L School-Wide takes schools through a 3-5 year tiered process.

At Sandspit Road School we started our PB4L journey in 2020 and are currently working within Tier 1 of the programme.