Our Wellbeing approach is based on the philosophy of Positive Education and is taught through a combination of explicit instruction, responding to needs as they arise, with a focus on developing students’ empathy, compassion and resilience.
Positive Education is an evidence-based approach and bears relevance for students both at school and later life. It is underpinned by a focus on the six domains of wellbeing (Positive Emotions, Relationships, Engagement, Purpose, Health and Accomplishment) and is supported through partnerships with programs such as the Fun Friends Program, Cyber Safety Project and Resilience Project.
Our school norms of Collaboration, Aspiration, Integrity and Resilience are also focused on developmentally throughout the years and in all contexts. These help to establish a growth-mindset in students, an understanding of their individual character strengths with the goal of each individual flourishing.
Complementary programs that similarly build students’ social and emotional capacity include a Grade 6 / Prep Buddy Program, substantial student leadership opportunities, Peacemakers, Restorative Practices, onPsych for Schools, and comprehensive transition programs.
The Child Safe Standards are compulsory minimum standards for all Victorian early childhood services and schools, to ensure they are well prepared to protect children from abuse and neglect.
Students have opportunities at all year levels to develop their leadership capacity in both formal and informal roles. Opportunities to develop and exhibit leadership roles include our SRC (Student Representative Council) and Grade 6 Leaders.
Confident and Connected Effective transition is critical to students feeling confident, connected to school and positive about what can be an uncertain time. Transition to school from kindergarten and from primary school to secondary education are the two most significant transitions.