A whole-school approach supports each student to build respectful and positive relationships while developing mindsets and skills to become disciplined, resilient and independent.

Monterey understands that students need to be present, grounded and emotionally available for learning to achieve their best. The school uses several highly effective programs that support productive classrooms and prevent bullying among students.

School-Wide Positive Behaviour Supports

School-Wide Positive Behaviour Supports (SWPBS) is a framework that brings together school communities to develop positive, safe and supportive learning cultures. At Monterey, the SWPBS framework supports students to be respectful and productive in classrooms and the school grounds, increases the time students spend on task, improves students’ relationships with their teachers and peers and helps students feel more engaged and connected in their learning.

The Positive Behaviour Support framework is supported by the Expectation Matrix that defines and promotes clear, high and achievable academic and behavioural expectations that align with the school values.

The matrix sets out clearly for students and staff the types of behaviours that support them to achieve their best academically, socially and emotionally.

Anti-Bullying

Monterey recognises that bullying and peer victimisation undermine students’ leaning and connectedness to school. Owing to the intimate nature afforded by our mid-sized student profile, teachers and wellbeing staff at Monterey are well-placed to identify and intervene early in cases of bullying between students.

The school uses a restorative approach to rebuilding relationships between students. This approach effectively supports students to build resilience and conflict resolution skills, equipping them to be independent, happy and positive members of their school and wider communities.