St Patrick’s School takes a whole school approach to wellbeing through an overarching commitment to creating a safe,settled environment through the implementation of whole school strategies designed to enhance engagement and promote positive behaviour.
Through clear, consistent expectations and the use common language across the school, our students are set up for success for their learning by ensuring that they feel safe and secure within the boundaries of a structured and settled environment.
We are a “Grow Your Mind” school and this mental health literacy program allows our students to understand what mental health is and how they can look after it and their wellbeing.
GYM is a whole school wellbeing program for students, teachers and families. It provides schools with a common language about what it means and feels to be mentally healthy. We believe that the more we embed messages about emotional health in young children, the more chance we have of positive mental health outcomes now and later in life.
GYM introduces our students to topics such as brain awareness, resilience, mindfulness and compassion and, through discussion and activities, it makes these topics relatable for them.
At St Patrick's School, student wellbeing is underpinned by and clearly defined wellbeing practices and behavioural expectations to support our students as optimistic, compassionate and actively engaged learners.
Positive engagement, self-regulated learning and the ongoing recognition of student achievement play an essential role in our wellbeing framework, and are reinforced explicitly and incidentally both in class and as a whole school. Through this process, our students are encouraged to contribute to their own wellbeing as well as being expected to support the wellbeing of others and the collective wellbeing of the school community.