Introduction

 St Carlo endeavours to promote a healthy, supportive and secure environment for all children and to raise awareness of what makes students resilient, to develop strategies to reduce vulnerabilities and increase coping skills.

Wellbeing refers to students’ physical, social, spiritual and emotional development. At St Carlo Primary School we aim to provide an environment that enables every student to feel happy, safe, engaged and accepted at school and to encourage each child to develop self-discipline and a sense of caring for others. This means a life of discipline based on Gospel teachings of responsibility, respect, truth, fairness and reconciliation. In our day-to-day dealings every staff member and all in the school community will promote these teachings.Year 1

Social and Emotional learning has been strategically included in school policies, resources and strategies in order to build the capacity within each child to develop the skills to recognize and manage emotions, develop caring and concern for others, establish positive relationships, make responsible decisions and handle challenging situations effectively. As part of our Wellbeing strategy, we aim to foster social and emotional health and positive quality relationships in our school community through teaching children a range of social competencies.

Aims of our Wellbeing Programs

  • To create an atmosphere where through cooperation and guidance the children feel happy, appreciated and secure enough to be themselves.
  • To ensure that the parents and the community feel confident and comfortable in sharing their thoughts, feelings and experiences.
  • To build a support system based on cooperation and trust between all members of the school community.
  • To create a positive environment in which all teachers assume responsibility for student welfare.
  • To provide successful experiences for all children, where children feel safe and secure in a supportive environment where a sense of belonging and well-being are strengthened.
  • To develop positive social behaviours and problem solving skills for students.
  • To develop staff to be confident, skilled and proactive in the management of student welfare issues.
  • To develop communication processes and protocols that are clear and well known to ensure the effectiveness of student welfare support.

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