Our Wellbeing Focus
Challenge Your Idea of Excellence…And Then Some
We are asking students to think about how they can achieve personal success in every area of school life. This ranges from their academic progress to respect for one’s self and others; and maturity in relationships with each other, staff and their families.
Every Day Counts
Attending school every day is vital for students of all ages in order to achieve their maximum potential.
We all want our students to get a great education, and the building blocks for a great education begin with students coming to school each and every day.
Missing school can have a major impact on a child’s future – a student missing one day a fortnight will miss four full weeks by the end of the year. By Year 10 they will have missed more than a year of school if students were to adopt this pattern from primary school.
There is no safe number of days for missing school – each day a student misses, puts them behind, and can affect their educational outcomes. Coming to school every day is vital, but if for any reason your child must miss school, there are steps you can take to ensure they don’t fall behind:
- Speak with your classroom teacher or year level coordinator and find out what work your child needs to do to keep up.
- Develop an absence learning plan with the school and ensure your child completes the plan.
Remember, every day counts. If your child must miss school, speak with your homeroom teacher as early as possible.
Laws implemented in March, 2014 dictate that parents can be fined for not sending students to school without an acceptable reason.
The Learning Curve program allows students to engage in meaningful activities in years 7-12 to help improve mental health, strengthen relationships, build good physical wellbeing habits and develop strong study skills. This program is unique as it develops students’ abilities as they navigate the year to year changes of secondary school life so that students can grow as they experience new challenges.
Pastoral programs incorporate the Learning Curve program, physical health, mental health and the development of good relationships. Students have the opportunity to participate in morning homeroom activities (mindfulness, movement, character strengths, gratitude and good learning habits), wellbeing days and incursions such as Brainstorm and e-Safety Commission seminars. Every student has the ability to develop the whole self under the guidance of the homeroom teachers and Wellbeing Leaders.