Wellbeing & Engagement

At Aitken Hill Primary School (AHPS) we encourage and aim to foster each student’s individual wellbeing and actively promote optimal wellbeing or flourishing.


We aim to maintain a safe, secure and positive learning environment which supports student and staff wellbeing and a community sense of pride.


We believe and reinforce with all our community that:

  • Students, staff and families have the right to feel comfortable and safe in the Learning Community and playground.
  • Students and teachers have the right to do as much work as possible.

Introducing, modelling and reinforcing positive social behaviour are important components of a student’s educational experience, and at AHPS we promote and maintain a reliable and controlled approach to behaviour management by utilising a School Wide Positive Behaviours Support (SWPBS) framework. 


A SWPBS framework promotes a proactive approach to teaching behavioural expectations and rewarding students for following them, rather than waiting for errors to occur before responding. This ensures a consistent approach to discipline with clearly defined rules, routines and physical arrangements, which are developed and taught by school staff. Like academic skills that have been learned initially, social skills must be regularly practised and acknowledged frequently to ensure mastery and sustained use.


Systems are set up as a tiered approach so that there is a consistent method for all students. Specialised systems are also in place for students who may need additional support. 


A matrix has been developed for teachers and students to identify the expected behaviours at AHPS. The matrix includes appropriate behaviours in specific areas. These behaviours are displayed around the school and discussed regularly with the children at AHPS.