Wellbeing refers to students’ physical, social and emotional wellbeing and development. Evidence suggests that these elements are integral rather than incidental to learning and achievement.
The Student Wellbeing program at St Mark’s endeavours to cater for the educational, physical, spiritual and emotional needs of all students in our care. There is a commitment to Student Wellbeing with a designated Student Wellbeing Leader. There are specific programs focusing on the development of relationships that assist students and families to feel connected within the school and wider community. Structures are in place to enhance wellbeing, develop social skills, support students at-risk and to ensure that St Mark’s is a safe school for all.
Teachers at St Mark’s are Wellbeing teachers as we work together and share responsibility for the wellbeing of each child and family that comprise our St Mark’s community.
Wellbeing Initiatives at St Mark’s
To help your child achieve their fullest potential academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually, our wellbeing initiatives build a culture where everyone is valued and respected. St. Mark’s is a KidsMatter school which places the wellbeing of our staff, students, families and community at the foundation for learning and achievement.
We employ a diverse range of strategies and programs to bring life to the wellbeing of the St Mark’s School Community.
Our programs include:
The KidsMatter ProgramSocial and Emotional LearningThe Bounceback ProgramThe Restorative Practises ProgramBlue EarthSeasons for Growth (grief and loss)Bounce Back Resilience ProgramCircle TimeBetter BuddiesKidsMatter Wellbeing Team (KWell)Social Skills Program - Positive SkillsStudent Leadership TeamsStudent Action GroupWhole School AssembliesSun Smart PolicyGrade 5/6 campIncursions and ExcursionsInterschool SportsStudent Achievement and Recognition awardsIndividual needs and integration programsPositive engagement and involvement of parentsLunchtime School-Connectedness Clubs- Sports (i.e. tennis), Chess Club, Library Club, Italian Dance Club, Choir, Ukulele Club, Knitting Club, Scrapbooking ClubParent-Teacher Meetings and Student-Led Learning ConferencesGardening ProgramCounselling ServicesLiturgical Celebrations