Our school is part of the Kids Matter initiative. The kids matter website has an excellent parents section; particularly useful are the information sheets that parents can access by clicking the logo above.

Topics include:

  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • First Day At School
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Making Friends

Student wellbeing at our school is aimed at giving children awareness of the how to cope with life’s up and downs, being able to recognise how they are feeling and awareness of any health risks, including unsafe situations.

The most important programme that is encompassed by wellbeing is the Child Protection Curriculum, that teaches children that that they have the right to be safe and how to get help if they feel unsafe, particularly from any form of abuse. This is an R-6 programme mandated in all SA Public Schools.

Another focus is bullying – what it is, how to deal with it and what to do as a bystander. Each year we collect data on bullying in the school and get children involved in discussions about the effects of bullying and strategies for dealing with it.

The Student Wellbeing Leader also provides support for children, staff and parents/carers with any relevant wellbeing matters.