Pastoral Care/Student Wellbeing

students meditatingThe wellbeing and learning outcomes of young people are enhanced when they feel connected to others and experience safe, trusting relationships. (Australian Student Wellbeing Framework, Education Council Australia). St Joseph's Primary is a learning community that promotes student wellbeing, safety and positive relationships so that students can reach their full potential. We provide each and every student with the strongest foundation possible, enabling them to reach the fullness of life. We achieve this though the following avenues. Teaching, modelling and promoting the values of SAFETY, RESPECT, EFFORT and RESPONSIBILITY in order to create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments. Through the Walker Learning Approach, students are active participants in their own learning and wellbeing allowing them to learn and use their social and emotional skills to be respectful, resilient and safe. Linking the Catholic teachings to students’ everyday lives. Students have opportunities for authentic student decision-making over matters that affect them via our student voice action team. We proactively build collaborative relationships with families to create a shared understanding of how to support student learning, safety and wellbeing. Actively seek the involvement of school staff, students and families in the promotion and recognition of positive behaviour through classroom and whole school awards. Ultimately, all students will feel connected, safe and secure. This ensures they are more likely to be active participants in their learning and achieve better spiritual, emotional, social and educational outcomes.