Positive Behaviour for Learning is a way of thinking, behaving and interacting. Clear expectations, explicit teaching, and learning of whole school values provides students with the understanding of the behaviours required for a safe, positive and productive educational environment.

Positive Behaviour for Learning is embedded in every aspect of campus life. 

Positive Behaviour for Learning enables teachers and students have more time to focus on relationships and classroom instruction. Students and staff benefit from:

  • increased time focused on teaching and learning
  • improved social-emotional wellbeing
  • positive and respectful relationships among students and staff
  • support for teachers to teach, model and respond effectively to student need
  • a learning environment where staff and students know what is expected

Positive Behaviour for Learning reflects the quality of relationships developed between students and staff and student to students. 


Collage Ongoing Attitude to Learning (COAL)

The College Ongoing Attitude to Learning (COAL)  Score is a method of providing regular feedback to parents / carers, on their child’s application to the learning process.  

While semester reports have, and will continue to, provide information to parents / carers on student efforts in class, the COAL score initiative is a supplementary method of providing more regular feedback.

This process involves each class teacher allocating each student a score out of ten based on the student’s efforts as per a scoring matrix.  

These class scores will in turn be averaged in order to obtain the overall (COAL) score.  A letter will be mailed home, detailing the individual class and overall average COAL score for that student.  

This process is repeated every four weeks so as to provide regular (ongoing) feedback to parents / carers.  It is important to note that a student’s COAL score is not a reflection of student academic ability  / performance, it is based on the attitude and behavior they demonstrate in class.  


We strongly encourage parents to utilise the increased opportunity to discuss with their child’s teachers, constructive advice on how their children can strive for the highest standards in their learning.

Many parents have also successfully linked home based rewards and privileges to their child’s COAL score. The collation of COAL scores is targeting students in Years 7 and 8. 

Should you have any questions regarding either the nature or implementation of this process, we strongly encourage you to contact your child’s Year Advisor for further clarification. 

We appreciate the ongoing support of our parent community and look forward to working with you to support your child in striving for the highest standards in their learning.

Your child's COAL Scores reflect their effort in class which is enabled through positive engagement in the learning environment.