Student Wellbeing

Wonthaggi North Primary School Student On Puffing Billy

Student Wellbeing

Every child is an individual who is encouraged to develop a high level of achievement across all curriculum and learning areas. It is our collective responsibility to develop their full potential as thinking, responsible and caring individuals.

We aim to ensure we have a positive school culture where everyone in our school community can feel connected, valued, safe and happy. To support this we actively promote values and the importance of relationships, communication and understanding.

At Wonthaggi North Primary School we are committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. Our school community recognises the importance of, and a responsibility for ensuring our school is a safe supportive and enriching environment. We respect and foster the dignity and self-esteem of children and young people enabling them to thrive in their learning and development.

Chaplain

The National School Chaplaincy Programme (NSCP) Project Agreement is a four-year (2015-2018) Commonwealth–funded initiative to provide chaplaincy services in government, Catholic and independent schools.

The Programme aims to support students through the provision of pastoral care services and the promotion of strategies that support the emotional wellbeing of students and the broader school community.

We are very fortunate to have Mrs Sue Cronk as our School Chaplain at Wonthaggi North Primary School. Participation in the Programme is voluntary, and parental consent is needed for students to participate in any small group programs or to meet with the chaplain individually.  

For further information or to speak with Mrs Cronk, please contact the school.

Wonthaggi North Primary School Students On Camp 1
Wonthaggi North Primary School students playing with slime

Positive Behaviour

Our whole school approach to student wellbeing and behaviour management is based on School Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS). This approach is well-researched and has been shown to enhance student wellbeing in the schools in which it is implemented.

The approach aims to create a positive school culture across the school community, through consistent expectations. Students understand what is expected across the school from the front gate, to the classrooms, to the playground and outside of the school whilst on camps and excursions.

Staff use consistent language, visual aids and restorative practises to support students.