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St John’s has developed a substantial number of initiatives to support student wellbeing across the school.

You can learn more about the Bluearth, Kidsmatter, Better Buddies and Life Education programs in the Curriculum section of this webisite. The school also offers a range of leadership opportunities for children interested in developing leadership skills and representing the school community – see Student Leadership Roles and the Student Representative Council. The school’s cybersafety educational strategy can be viewed here.

Schoolwide Positive Behaviour Strategy

The Schoolwide Positive Behaviour Strategy (SWPBS) is the basis for St John’s discipline program, outlining clear and consistent procedures and messages in relation to behaviour and related consequences. If students require additional assistance, individual behaviour plans can be developed. For more information, go to http://www.kpirc.org/uploads/PBS1.pdf

KidsMatter

KidsMatter Primary is a mental health and wellbeing framework for primary schools that is proven to make a positive difference to the lives of Australian children. KidsMatter provides evidence-based methods, tools and support to help schools work with parents and carers, health services and the wider community, to nurture happy, balanced kids. St John’s is currently developing four components: Positive School Community, Social and Emotional Learning for Students, Working with Parents and Carers, and Helping Children with Mental Health Difficulties. For more information, you can visit the KidsMatter website at https://www.kidsmatter.edu.au/primary

Values Education

The following values are a focus at St John’s: Responsibility, Service, Courage, Compassion, Respect and Loyalty. St John’s supports the theory and practice of a values-based education, teaching children to explore, discuss and live by the school values. For more information on the benefits of a values-based education, you can visit http://www.valuesbasededucation.com

Social Emotional Learning

Classroom programs that explicitly encourage social emotional learning assist students to self manage, be self aware, make responsible decisions, be socially aware and develop positive relationship skills. Social emotional learning and literacy are part of the Australian curriculum and link directly to the KidsMatter framework and CASEA program at St John’s. Our teachers try to regularly incorporate this learning into their classroom programs. For more information, go to http://www.casel.org

CASEA – Early Action for Positive Social Emotional Behaviour

St John’s has partnered with the Austin CASEA program to support children with their social, emotional and behavioural development. Families of eligible children are able to access a student and parent program with expert assistance from the Austin CASEA program and our wellbeing leader. For more information, go to http://www.austin.org.au/CASEA