Student Wellbeing

Our school is committed to providing a safe and happy environment for all students, staff members and community stakeholders.

Our school utilises the ‘Calmer Classrooms’ approach to student welfare and positive behaviour management.


A whole-school assembly is held on Friday afternoons at 2.30 pm in the gymnasium.  Everyone is welcome.


School Values

Pakenham Hills Primary School is proud to take its place as a member of the wider community. Our commitment is to reinforce our school values of:

  • Respect
  • Teamwork
  • Professionalism
  • Positive Attitude
  • Integrity
  • Communication


School Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPSB)

Pakenham Hills Primary School is a part of the SWPBS in school initiative. This is a framework that assists schools to improve social, emotional, behavioural and academic outcomes for all students. It encourages respectful and positive behaviour resulting in increased time focused on instruction, improved wellbeing and positive relationships between staff and students.

PHPS has achieved Blue Level Acknowledgement on our commitment to implementing the essential features of tier 1 School-Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS) in 2021. SWPBS implementation can take between three to five years and it is wonderful to celebrate our ongoing commitment to creating a more positive and effective learning environment.


School Expectations

At Pakenham Hills Primary School, our mission is to ensure that we create a learning environment where all students reach their personal best. We aim to create a safe, positive and supportive learning environment.

Our motto is Learning is for Life and our three expectations focus our attention on the positive behaviour we want to see reflected in all aspects of our students lives and support this. They are:

  • Be Safe – both physically and emotionally
  • Be Respectful – of our differences and what we can contribute to our school
  • Be a Learner – as we set and strive to achieve goals and understand that learning is a lifelong process.



No Hat, No Play

In an effort to reduce children’s exposure to the harmful sun rays, we have a no hat, no play rule in Term 1 and 4. A variety of shady trees and covered play areas are provided for children to play under.