Student Wellbeing

At Saint Patrick’s School we are committed to supporting the development of all members of our school community by providing equitable access and opportunity for all. Inclusive practices embrace and celebrate diversity, promote engagement, invite belonging and provide opportunities for participation and achievement of appropriate learning outcomes for all in our community. Our wellbeing initiatives are reflected in many aspects of school life such as through our school’s vision, high quality learning and teaching, student engagement, our religious education program, wellbeing services, policies and community partnerships.

 

Developing the wellbeing of our students is central to our whole school philosophy. At Saint Patrick’s we strive to promote a healthy, supportive and secure environment for all enabling the development of strong social and emotional skills. We endeavour to build student connectedness to school, raise awareness of what makes students resilient, develop strategies to reduce vulnerabilities, and to increase important life skills. We believe student wellbeing is pivotal to success at school and in our children’s future lives.

 

Research shows wellbeing programs encourage;

·         increased academic competence

·         improved attention and study skills

·         reduced anxiety

·         a sense of connectedness with the school and community

·         lifelong learning

·         students ability to deal with life’s challenges

·         the development of the whole person (spiritually, intellectually, morally, physically, socially and emotionally).

 

Our curriculum is designed to provide for the needs of individual students and cater for different learning styles and profiles. We provide programs and structures that support wellbeing and provide staff with professional development.

 

Examples of Saint Patrick’s Wellbeing Programs are:

 

  • Berry Street Program

  • SWELL Start for a SWELL Term
  • Whole school values program to foster social and emotional learning which underpin the curriculum (dispositions)

  • Restorative Practices

  • Circle Time

  • I Sea, I Care -  Dolphin Research Institute

  • G.A.T.E ways

  • Pre & Post testing schedules

  • Levelled Literacy Intervention

  • Library Club

  • Personalised Learning Plans

  • Program Support Group Meetings

  • Support from CEO Staff

  • Seasons Program

  • Better Buddy Program

  • Drug Education

  • eSmart program

  • Anti-bullying

  • Behaviour Support Programs

  • onPsych

  • Leadership