Our Priorities

At St. Joseph’s, we believe that the connection between the promotion of wellbeing and positive learning outcomes is vital. We aim to ensure that each child is known and supported through their learning journey at St. Joseph’s School.

In determining the priorities for Student Wellbeing at St Joseph’s School, staff, parents and children agree that we are committed to:
  • welcoming all members of our school community
  • recognising the uniqueness and dignity of each person
  • supporting parents in their role as the ‘first educators’ of their children
  • providing a supportive, caring and safe environment for all school community members
  • developing programs which ensure that students develop a healthy self image, a sense of belonging and self-discipline

We aim to ensure these outcomes are achieved by:
  • employing a trained Student Wellbeing Leader who works with students, staff and parents to help achieve satisfactory outcomes for all
  • holding regular meetings of the Intervention Team to monitor and support student wellbeing
  • using a democratic and co-operative approach to all relationships
  • holding regular class meetings in each classroom
  • teaching students about rights and responsibilities
  • using ‘Circle Time’ as an approach to develop confidence, trust and respectful relationships between teachers and class members
  • using the ‘You Can Do It program P-6
  • Mindfulness Meditation each day
  • offering ‘Seasons Grief and Loss Peer Support Program’ to assist students cope with all forms of grief and loss
  • providing in school access to trained psychologists from ‘Onpsych’ counselling services
  • offering ‘The Better Buddies Program’ to support Prep students in their first year of school
  • developing, training and supporting senior students to have an active role on the Senior Leadership Team
  • listening to ‘student voice’ through an active Student Representative Council. Students from all classes P-6 are represented
  • welcoming parents as helpers into the learning process
  • providing opportunities for students to mix and work with different age and interest groups