At Campbells Creek Primary school we believe in educating the whole child. We want healthy and happy students and believe this includes having a healthy mind and an active body. We have many programs in place to support the wellbeing of our students. Our Student Engagement Policy (revised in 2016) outlines our approach to behaviour management as well as the support structures we have in place for the mental, social and emotional health and wellbeing of our students. Some of our wellbeing related programs included in this policy include:
- A part time Social Worker on staff
- Trauma Informed Practice approach (see more information about this below)
- Weekly Circle Time activities in classrooms
- 3 tiered Behaviour Management approach (class & yard);
- 4 house groups (celebrating success in all areas of schooling);
- Leadership opportunities including School Captains, School Vice Captains, House Captains, Student Representative Council;
- SSSO access (Speech, Psychologist);
- Fresh fruit provided for all classes every week;
- Morning breakfast program and
- Daily Relaxation/Mindfulness sessions in all classes.
We aim to make all transitions to and from school (and within school) smooth and organised for all students. Our schools are part of the 'Making Links' network (working with the local Kindergartens), we run a 'Buddy system' where all Prep students are given a Year 6 buddy, we run a Prep transition program that includes a Teddy Bear’s Picnic and we are part of the Transition Network with the local secondary college (for Year 6/ Year 7 transition).
Trauma Informed Practice
Our staff are guided by the principles and practices of a trauma sensitive schools approach.
The purpose of this approach is to ensure we provide all students with a safe, engaging and inclusive learning environment , as well as fostering positive relationships and behaviour expectations across the school.
In line with this approach, in 2017 our teaching staff attended 4 full days of training on the Berry Street Education Model. This model is designed to improve our school's capacity to address school engagement for vulnerable or disadvantaged young people so that they can achieve their personal and social potential through educational achievement. Our Integration Aides and Office Staff will be commencing this training this year.
More information about the Berry Street Education Model can be found by clicking on the following link:
More information on other Trauma Informed Practices can be found through the following resources:
We pride ourselves on continually striving to be a more inclusive school. We have recently installed an inclusive outdoor learning garden as well as updating our policies and procedures to ensure they are inclusive of student academic needs and backgrounds as well as gender identities (including having gender neutral toilets). In 2017 we commenced our journey of implementing the Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships curriculum. The Respectful Relationships learning materials have been designed to develop students' social, emotional and positive relationship skills. Promoting these skills have been shown to improve health related outcomes and reduce antisocial behaviours such as domestic violence and gender based violence in the community.