Wellbeing Overview

St.Michael’s is a community of learning and trust, where we work in partnership with parents, children, staff, parish and wider community to create and sustain a culture of lifelong learning.

 

At St.Michael’s we understand that wellbeing is central to learning and that learning is central to wellbeing.  Acknowledging this, we strive to create a community that understands and has a shared commitment to the development of student wellbeing.  Through a whole school focus on the values of respect, resilience, tolerance and excellence, students are supported in their social, emotional, spiritual and mental health.  Programs to support the promotion of student wellbeing include:

  • Values education

  • Learner Assistance Program (LAP)

  • Multi age activity days

  • Lunch time activities

  • Seasons for Growth program (focus on grief and loss)

  • Buddies program

  • Student Leadership program

  • Weekly meditation time for the whole school

  • Healthy foods program

  • Rainbow Reading

  • EMU

  • Reading Recovery

  • Specialised intervention for individual students

 

Respectful and cooperative partnerships with families and the wider community are central to the promotion of student wellbeing within the school.  These partnerships acknowledge parents as the first and ongoing educators of children and are nurtured through the involvement of parents in:

  • Learning Assemblies

  • Volunteering in classrooms

  • Volunteering on excursions

  • Participation in class and school liturgies

  • Formal parent and teacher conversations

  • Parent group

  • School Board

  • Using Twitter and newsletters to communicate learning with parents