Stannies Student Wellbeing is conceived as a whole school framework underpinned by theories of Positive Education. Our Positive Behaviour for Learning Program emphasises a theme of Respectful Responsible Learners within an environment promoting strong self-esteem and self- concept. In this, we recognise differences in learning style and skill acquisition so that individual needs are addressed.
In organisational terms, all students are part of a small, multi-year Tutor Group, which meets daily. The Tutor engages with students to monitor their daily wellbeing and communicate with parents, teachers and support professionals to ensure the Wellbeing of each of their tutees. In addition, Tutors explicitly teach and reinforce Positive Behaviour for Learning Programs
Year Coordinators focus on the Wellbeing needs of their year group. Year groups have fortnightly meetings and Year Coordinators organise a range of themes, which focus on the many emerging challenges faced by our young men, including Child Protection and Cyber Safety, Social Skills, Self Esteem and Resilience Programs.
Oversight of our Student Wellbeing Programs comes via our Pastoral Care Team, which meets regularly to develop new plans, to fine tune existing plans and to evaluate the efficacy of Wellbeing programs and structures
Professional support is provided by our Registered Psychologist (School Counsellor) who is involved in all aspects of wellbeing, counselling and assessment for students. In addition, our School Counsellor works closely with our staff and parents to achieve best practice outcomes for all students. The counsellor routinely consults with a wide range of external agencies including General Practitioners, Medical Specialists, Headspace, Community Mental Health and Family and Community Services for the most appropriate support for our students.
Aboriginal Students’ Wellbeing is supported by all staff and with the addition of tutoring and mentoring from our Aboriginal Education Worker who assists the boys with their academics as well as providing cultural development programs including Aboriginal Dance, Aboriginal Arts and Didgeridoo groups.
It’s never been more challenging for parents to raise happy, healthy and resilient children. Like never before, parents need to be informed with clear, fact-based information on the many challenges faced by today’s youth. Topics such as youth anxiety, depression, self-harm, drug and alcohol use, cyberbullying and many others need clear explanation and guidance.
SchoolTV is a new ongoing resource that is now available to our parents. Each edition will address a major topic with expert interviews, fact sheets, parent quiz, recommended apps, books and much more. SchoolTV aggregates information from many great resources such as BeyondBlue and ReachOut, amongst others. SchoolTV provides a single stream of independent factual information that saves parents time and confusion of searching online across multiple sites for information.
You can access the SchoolTV here: https://stannies.schooltv.me/