Wellbeing

Mental health and wellbeing are vital for learning and life. Sacred Heart Primary School believes children who are mentally healthy learn better, benefit from life experiences, and have stronger relationships with family members, school staff and peers.

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Sacred Heart is committed to creating a culture of safety, inclusion and wellbeing for optimal learning across the whole school, informed by international trauma-informed education principles. We are committed to building a safe, positive school climate to support the social/emotional and academic needs of all our students, staff and the wider community. If we can maintain an environment where students are not just known but understood, stress is minimised and everyone feels safe and supported and can teach and learn to their full potential.

In 2022, Sacred Heart School is proud to partner with MacKillop Family Services Institute to introduce the MacKillop Education’s ReLATE - Rethinking Learning and Teaching Environments model. Developed by MacKillop Family Services for the Australian education context, ReLATE creates a culture of safety, inclusion and wellbeing for optimal learning across the whole school, informed by international trauma-informed education principles.

Our school works with parents to strengthen the wellbeing and learning outcomes of all children within a safe, inclusive and respectful learning environment. Strategic planning focuses on the development of school-wide practices and cultures that enable children to reach their potential in all areas – spiritually, cognitively, physically, emotionally and socially.

A Wellbeing Officer is available to staff, students and their families. The Wellbeing Officer is onsite three days per week and works primarily as a member of the school’s Learning Diversity/Wellbeing team, in the delivery of student wellbeing services, in order to contribute to improving student engagement and connectedness and to provide a safe, inclusive and supportive learning environment. The Wellbeing Officer works in close association with the Learning Diversity Leader.

We also have other dedicated wellbeing staff to work with the Principal, Learning Diversity Leader and other teaching staff to promote wellbeing and support services.

We also have access to a wide range of student wellbeing support in areas which include:

  • child protection
  • student health services
  • personal development
  • safety
  • student voice
  • resilience and mental health
  • behaviour management
  • anti-bullying education
  • cyber safety
  • drug education
  • sun protection.