Collaborating beyond school

To support student learning and increase wider community involvement, many schools seek mutually supportive partnerships with external organisations.

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Positive behaviour for learning in the community

At Irrawang Public School, consultation with parents and a number of local businesses and services was critical to successfully implementing the Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) program across the network hub. The school collaborated with Irrawang High School, Hunter River High School, Raymond Terrace Public School, and Grahamstown Public School.

In adopting the program, students, parents, and the community were encouraged to use common PBL language at home and in the community. The PBL program implementation strengthened partnerships and raised expectations between all schools in the PBL network and local businesses and agencies: local, federal, and state members of parliament, the local council, Raymond Terrace Marketplace, Raymond Terrace Bowling Club, and other non-government agencies.

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