“Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference.” ― Jane Goodall
Holy Family nurtures children’s spiritual, physical, cognitive and social development within a supportive environment that creates a sense of belonging and emotional safety.
Wellbeing is vital, and our HEART values of Honesty, Empathy, Acceptance, Respect and Trust embody the principles we advocate when we help students to develop behaviours that enable them to thrive and flourish.
We create a climate of positivity, inclusion, collaboration, and student voice. Wellbeing practices such as mindfulness, gratitude, a growth mindset, emotional regulation and resilience are explored through literacy, inquiry and social and emotional lessons.
Children are explicitly taught to understand and manage their emotions, build positive and genuine relationships with their peers and develop the ability to make responsible decisions in their learning and relationships. Staff actively listen and respond to the group and individual needs of the young people at Holy Family.
We provide the following opportunities and resources for students within Wellbeing:
Universal Tier 1 SEL lessons use resources such as The Berry Street Model, Lion’s Quest, Be You, Respectful Relationships, Zones of Regulation and an extensive range of picture storybooks and social stories.
Tier 2 social pragmatic programs such as “Talking About School” or “Lego Club,” delivered by Learning Support staff.
Tier 3 interventions that support individual students with the support of our School Psychologist and Art Therapist
Daily mindful practices
Leadership opportunities for Year 6 students to foster responsibility and develop initiatives.
Lunchtime Clubs that focus on student interests.
Years 5 and 6 students attend three local kindergartens to build community connections and service on a weekly basis.
Year 4-6 students complete a bi-weekly online questionnaire to voice their thoughts, feelings and observations. Questionnaires are sent to staff mentors, and students can speak 1:1 with their mentor if requested.
Regular small group forums for students in Years 2-6 to express their attitudes and opinions about school initiatives or opportunities.
Calming spaces in each classroom and a reset lounge in a shared space equipped with sensory aids help students to understand their behaviour, reset and return to their learning with minimal disruption to their peers.
Term 4 transition for incoming Prep and Year 6 students transitioning to secondary school.
If you would like to discuss Wellbeing at Holy Family, please contact our Wellbeing Leader Connie, firstname.lastname@example.org