Student Wellbeing

At St Patrick's, we promote a healthy, safe and supportive learning environment for all students based on the Principles of the National Safe School Framework. Student welfare is a responsibility shared between home and school and at St Patrick's the communication between home and school provides a vital link to ensuring student well-being.

The school has implemented programs to encourage positive social behaviours such as: the K-6 Social Skills Program, Kindergarten Buddy program, 'Wrap Around Program' in Years 2-6, whole-school behaviour management practices and the recognition of students who are role models of positive behaviours for learning and play.

St Patrick's is implementing the KidsMatter initiative in 2016-2017 which supports the Mental Health and Wellbeing of all students.

Other initiatives that support the students include the Seasons for Growth program, social skills support programs for students, relaxation sessions at lunchtime, engaging in mindfulness through various quiet activities and on-line resources and daily meditation and prayer. These moments of quiet reflection assist the students to increase their feeling of wellbeing. 

St Patrick's has a Code of Conduct that reinforces the school rules of Respect, Learn and Safety. Through acknowledging these rules every child agrees to behave in a way that ensures all members of the school community are respected and are able to learn and interact in a safe and supportive learning environment.

The school staff regularly review all its policies, practices and procedures in the areas of Student Wellbeing, Discipline, Behaviour Management and Pastoral Care. Parents, through the School Advisory Council, are consulted as part of the review process.