wellbeing

Main wellbeing programs

 
 

Respectful Relationships

 
 

Changes in attitudes and behaviours can be achieved when positive attitudes, behaviours and gender equality are lived across the school community, and when classroom learning is reinforced by what is modelled in our school community. By taking a whole-school

approach and embedding a culture of respect and equality across our entire school community, leads positive impacts on students’ academic outcomes, their mental health, classroom behaviour, and relationships between teachers and students.

Respectful Relationship lessons cover the following topics with age-appropriate content and resources for each year level:

 
  • Emotional Literacy

  • Personal Strengths

  • Positive Coping

  • Problem Solving

  • Stress Management

  • Help-seeking

  • Gender and Identity

  • Positive Gender Relations

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Rock and Water

The Rock and Water program provides young people a pathway to self-awareness, and increased self-confidence and social functioning. The program is well known throughout school education systems around the world since it was developed in the mid 1990’s by Dutch educationalist, Freerk Ykema.

Delivered to students over a number of lessons, students undertake a series of exercises and games which help develop confidence and self-reflection. The games are martial arts based, and students learn to block, hit strike shields, stand strong, negotiate using “rock” or “water” verbal approaches, walk away from a fight, consider alternatives to aggression, and develop understandings about who they are, their intuitive feelings and their personal direction.

The program aims to apply a physical/social approach to assist boys and girls in their development to adulthood by increasing their self-realisation, self-confidence, self-respect, boundary awareness, self-awareness and intuition. A specific goal for the course is teaching boys and girls to deal with power, strength and powerlessness.

More information: http://www.rockandwater.com.au/

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Berry Street Educational model

Berry Street Educational Model is an educational model of curriculum and classroom strategies that aims to strengthen the educational outcomes for all students including those who suffer from the effects of trauma or stress. Berry St encourages students to use a growth mindset in their learning.

The domains within the Berry Street Educational Model are Body, Stamina, Engagement and Character, all underpinned by Relationship. Students are taught strategies which assist them to self-regulate and ground themselves, allowing them to focus on their learning.

Brain-breaks are a fun way of re-engaging, stimulating or calming, and are used to enhance student focus.

More information: https://www.childhoodinstitute.org.au/focus-areas/berry-street-education-model