Student Wellbeing

The best possible outcomes for students occur when school and parents work together.

Student wellbeing is of paramount importance to staff and every effort is made to ensure that policies and procedures ensure a safe and healthy environment for the students in our care.

Student Well-being emcompasses a number of areas including the spiritual, physical, emotional, social and academic aspects of a child’s development. Therefore the school policies outline the procedures to be implemented to ensure the best possible environment for the student.

Student Wellbeing Policies include:

  • Child Protection
  • Facilities Management
  • The Provision of Special Needs
  • Student Management
  • Health and Physical Development
  • Road Safety
  • Cyber Safety
  • Extreme Weather and Sun Safety
  • Social Skills
  • Playground Safety
  • Antti-Bullying

The school also implements strategies and programs to foster student well-being. These are aimed at developing confidence and rescilience, friendships and independence and a sense of fun and happiness in the students.

Strategies include:

  • Fun Club at lunch times with trampoline, chess and games
  • Rotation of playgrounds 
  • School Veggie Garden 
  • Bounce Back and Wrap Around Programs
  • Restorative Practices
  • Problem solving and conflict management
  • Buddy system
  • Student Leadership including SRC
  • No Hat No Play
  • The 5 Friendly School Rules
  • Playground equipment during recess and lunch
  • Fully secure and locked premises

As well as the school internal arrangements we also liaise with a number of external agencies for additional support. Agencies include:

  • Prince of Wales Hospital
  • Learning Links
  • Concepts for assessments
  • The CEO Vanier Team for Speech and OT assessments
  • the Regional Wellfare Advisor
  • Centacare counselling
  • Family and Children Services
  • Fox Studios Kids XPress
  • Cafe at POW
  • Police Local Area Command 
  • Risk Assessments prior to activities
  • Healthy Harold
  • Surf Life Saving Association

The process for addressing a student welfare situation includes:

  • Collection and analysis of data from a variety of perspectives
  • School Support Team decides on prefered action; sometimes internal interventions sometimes external agencies
  • Action implememnted and monitored
  • Multi-faceted evaluation of progress
  • Continuation of the cycle of intervention