Runcorn State High School is committed to providing a safe, respectful and disciplined learning environment for students and staff, where students have opportunities to engage in quality learning experiences and acquire values supportive of their lifelong wellbeing.

Our school community has identified the following behaviour expectations to teach and promote our high standards of responsible behaviour:


Our school behaviour expectations have been agreed upon and endorsed by all staff and our school P&C. They are aligned with the values, principles and expected standards outlined in Education Queensland’s Code of School Behaviour.  

School Wide Positive Behaviour (SWPBS)

Runcorn SHS is a SWPBS school. The purpose of School Wide Positive Behaviour Support is to establish a school climate in which appropriate behaviour is the norm for all students. It provides school communities with an effective evidence based approach to creating positive and engaging school environments and focuses on three levels of intervention: primary, secondary and tertiary prevention.

SWPBS provides educational leaders with a school improvement framework for ensuring that the learning environment of their school is focused on creating a positive regard and engagement.

The framework requires the establishment of school wide expectations that are developed in collaboration, explicitly taught and reinforced with all school community members. SWPBS focuses on data and inquiry to drive continuous improvement in the school’s behaviour management processes and policies.

Positive behaviour is recognised through the PRIDE Awards system. Students are given PRIDE Awards to reinforce positive behaviours. Students who achieve positive behaviour often are rewarded with PRIDE Award milestone badges and recognition to the school community.