PB4L School-Wide Overview

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PB4L School-Wide supports New Zealand schools to strengthen their whole-school commitment to well-being and inclusive education. PB4L School-Wide enables schools to build a culture where positive behaviour and learning is a way of life.

PB4L School-Wide is based on international evidence and research and looks at behaviour and learning from a whole school as well as an individual student perspective. It can be tailored to suit the cultural values and particular strengths and needs of a school community. Any school can use PB4L School-Wide to design a system of behavioural supports for its students.

PB4L School-Wide is not about changing students; it’s about changing the environment and putting in place systems and practices that will support students to make positive behaviour choices.

PB4L School-Wide takes the approach that opportunities for learning and achievement increase when:

  • the school environment is positive and supportive
  • expectations are consistent and clear
  • students are taught expected behaviour
  • students are consistently acknowledged for expected behaviour
  • students are responded to equitably and fairly.

PB4L School-Wide relies on schools using data to inform their decision making and to regularly evaluate progress in order to maintain momentum and inform next steps.

SAIL  Journey

At Tahunanui School we started our journey back in January of 2015.  Children, parents and staff were consulted regarding 4 or 5 key values they thought were the most important.  From that information we came up with the acronym SAIL.


 Show Respect and

 Aspire to be


 Life-long Learners


This was translated into te reo Maori and is now our school whakatauki

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We then held a competition to design a logo to represent the SAIL acronym.  The Harvey family blitzed the competition with these 4 top entries.


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From these designs we worked with a graphic artist and finalised the following logo.

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The children and teachers have produced videos to demonstrate  SAIL in various settings.  Here are some of our videos.


SAIL in the playground


Show Respect






Life Long Learners