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School wide Positive Behaviour Support

What Is School Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS)?

It is a framework designed to promote and maintain a learning environment which is productive, safe and affirming of a child’s educational development, their achievements and their positive behavioural outcomes.

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Copperfield College is a school unconditionally committed to providing the very best pathway for every student.  Central to this, is our deeply held belief that ‘all students can learn to the best of their ability’ given the right conditions.  Our job is to find the right conditions for every student, consistently foster the capability of every teacher to teach as well as they can and ensure that the college continues making educational improvements. This is evident in everything we do.

We have two junior campuses, Kings Park and Sydenham for Years 7 to 10 students and a VCE/VCAL campus at Delahey for Years 11 and 12 students.   This structure provides the optimal environments for the learning development of adolescents and young adults.

The Junior Campuses are based on small teams for Years 7 and 8 and Years 9 and 10.  This enables the teachers to recognise the learning needs of each student very well and safeguards the students’ positive relationship with the college.

The team structure continues at the Delahey Senior Campus, however in a young adult learning environment our students thrive and become confident and articulate, ready to take their places in the world.

Our mantra, ‘Three homes, one family,’ is used as a metaphor to describe the way we think about our school.  It is proudly one school with three campuses.  Everyone who interacts with us is part of the family – students, parent and staff. 

Our focus on excellence has yielded rewards in the form of: 


  • Consistently outstanding VCE results. Copperfield College’s VCE improvement journey has recently been recognised by the Department as one of their “What works in Schools” case studies. We also received a National Curriculum Innovation Award for our work on improving VCE and the Culture of the Delahey Campus.
  • Education  Awards ‘Outstanding Leadership Team – Numeracy Improvement’.
  • Unique Coach and Consultant Literacy Improvement Structure.
  • State-of-the-art VET facilities accommodating Automotive Studies, Hospitality and Electrotechnology.


Anthony Sokol

College Principal

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