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Introduction

 Student Wellbeing

At the heart of St Mary's is a desire for the full flourishing of every student. 

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The opportunities at St Mary's which promote Student Wellbeing...

  • Whole School Approach to Social and Emotional Learning 
  • Social Skills Programs - Resilience and Positive Skills
  • KidsMatter
  • School Wide Positive Behaviour Approach
  • Storytime with the Principal
  • Seasons Program
  • Principles of Catholic Social Teaching
  • Liturgical Celebrations 
  • Student Voice
  • Student Leadership Teams
  • Student Representative Council 
  • Engagement of parents in learning 
  • Circle Time
  • Whole School Assemblies
  • Student Achievement and Recogntion Awards
  • Sun Smart Policy
  • Healthy Together Program
  • Personalised Learning Approach
  • Reading Room
  • Reading Recovery Program
  • Number Intervention Program
  • Buddy Program
  • Year 3/4 and 5/6 camps
  • Outdoor Education Program
  • Incusions and Excursions
  • Interschool Sports
  • Celebration Days
  • Lunchtime Clubs- Sports, Chess Club, Italian Club, Band, Choir, Zumba
  • Student Support Services 
  • Parent/Teacher/Student Interviews - 3 Way Conversations 
  • Stephanie Alexander Garden to Kitchen Program 
  • Counselling Services 

 St Mary's School Expectations & Rules

Be Your Best -- Be Respectful -- Be Safe

I am a learner

I listen to the speaker

I follow directions

I care for all property

I speak appropriately

I move safely

I keep hands, feet and objects safe

 

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SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is the key to achieving success and wellbeing at all stages of life.

At St Mary's, SEL is at the heart of high quality teaching, learning and relationships.
 

Our Goal:
To incorporate SEL into-

  • all activities
  • the school's curriculum
  • teaching and learning experiences
  • all aspects of the life and work of the school, and
  • its engagement with its families and community

   What is Social and Emotional Learning?

Social and Emotional Learning is the process of acquiring knowledge, skills and attitudes to

  • recognise and manage one's emotions
  • develop care and concern for self and others
  • establish and maintain positive relationships
  • make responsible decisions, and set and achieve positive goals
  • constructively handle challenging situations

The Five SEL Competencies

Self-awareness: The ability to accurately recognize one’s emotions and thoughts and their influence on behavior. This includes accurately assessing one’s strengths and limitations and possessing a well-grounded sense of confidence and optimism.

Self-management: The ability to regulate one’s emotions, thoughts, and behaviors effectively in different situations. This includes managing stress, controlling impulses, motivating oneself, and setting and working toward achieving personal and academic goals.

Social awareness: The ability to take the perspective of and empathize with others from diverse backgrounds and cultures, to understand social and ethical norms for behavior, and to recognize family, school, and community resources and supports.

Relationship skills: The ability to establish and maintain healthy and rewarding relationships with diverse individuals and groups. This includes communicating clearly, listening actively, cooperating, resisting inappropriate social pressure, negotiating conflict constructively, and seeking and offering help when needed.

 Responsible decision-making: The ability to make constructive and respectful choices about personal behavior and social interactions based on consideration of ethical standards, safety concerns, social norms, the realistic evaluation of consequences of various actions, and the well-being of self and others.
 

(http://casel.org/why-it-matters/what-is-sel/)

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