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Peace Ranger lands at school

Principal Pam Ruddell with the Inala Peace Ranger and Year 6 school captains

As the mascot of positive behaviour for learning (PBL) activities, the Inala Peace Ranger has found his new home at Inala State School.

Last month Inala students watched a surprise video featuring the Peace Ranger travelling around the suburb trying to find his new home before landing at the school to a rousing welcome from the students who lined the perimeter of the school oval.

Principal Pam Ruddell said the school community is focusing on developing responsible, respectful learners and the school's new mascot will help to promote this.

"Our aim is to provide the very best education for our students. Encouraging them to be respectful and responsible helps to support these endeavours," Mrs Ruddell said.

Special guests, including senior leaders from Glenala State High School, joined parents and staff to celebrate the arrival of the Ranger and the positive reactions of students from Prep to Year 6.

Everyone then gathered in the quadrangle for a whole-school assembly, welcoming the Peace Ranger and celebrating positive behaviour.

Year 6 school captains Kathy Huynh and Meripa Ilimaleota addressed the assembly and talked about the importance of consistent positive behaviour for learning.

"Positive behaviour has become such a big part of our school. We hope the Ranger will help all students to feel safe in our school," Miss Huynh said.

Mrs Ruddell said that, as part of their PBL, students learn about the different zones of regulation, which are colour coded green, yellow, blue and red.

"All students learn strategies to support them to stay in or return to the green zone where we know that learning is optimal. PBL has proved to be an immensely successful initiative for our school," she said.

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Last updated
05 August 2019