Wellbeing is more than pleasant feelings. It is a positive and sustainable condition that allows individuals, groups, organizations and nations to thrive and flourish. It encompasses resilience, which is the ability to develop and thrive in the face of adversity or the ability to bungy jump through life. (Andrew Fuller)
At St. Mary’s Primary School, the Gospels of Jesus Christ and the spirit of Mary MacKillop form the cornerstone and benchmarks for all relationships, interactions and practices.
Our Wellbeing Plan is a pro-active approach to ensure we work towards developing a calm and safe environment for all members of the school community.
We are committed to creating and maintaining a caring school where all are valued and possess a sense of belonging. Further to this, we seek to play our part in helping our students become contributing members of society. The development of important skills and attitudes will serve them in every area of their lives.
As a school community, we strive to respond with sensitivity to the academic, social and cultural diversity of our students and their families.
We have established a Respectful Relationships social/emotional framework alongside our revitalised School Wide Positive Behaviour Program. Our Seasons for Growth program provides support for grieving students.
Embedded in the curriculum are the following wellbeing processes:
Establish healthy relationships
Make responsible and ethical decisions
Recognise and manage their emotions
Set positive goals
Meet personal and social goals, and
Develop coping skills to deal constructively and effectively with life’s challenges.