Positive, Safe and Supportive Learning Cultures

School-wide positive behaviour support (SWPBS) is a framework that brings together school communities to develop positive, safe, supportive learning cultures.

At Hepburn Primary School the implementation of SWPBS has continued to strengthen our approach to supporting students wellbeing. It has assisted to create the following within our school:

  • Establish a common philosophy and purpose
  • Establish Leadership and school-wide support
  • Clearly define a set of expected behaviours
  • Establish procedures for teaching and practising
    expected behaviours
  • Support our staff to use effective classroom practices

Our values


At Hepburn Primary School, when we feel challenged we give things a go and make responsible choices.


At Hepburn Primary School, we respect ourselves and others by forming friendships and looking out for each other.


At Hepburn Primary School, we create opportunities where we explore, investigate and apply our skills and understandings.

School Wide Positive Behaviour Matrix

Developing Resilient and Respectful Learners

Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships (RRRR) education is a core component of the Victorian Curriculum from foundation to year 12. It teaches students how to build healthy relationships, resilience and confidence while embedding a culture of respect and equality across the school and wider community. The RRRR whole-school approach recognises that schools are a workplace, a community hub and a place of learning. Everyone involved in our school community deserves to be respected, valued and treated equally. We know that changes in attitudes and behaviours can be achieved when positive attitudes, behaviours and equality are lived across the school community, and when classroom learning is reinforced by what is modelled in our school community.