At St Catherine of Siena Primary School, we prioritise a safe, nurturing and inclusive learning environment through our social and emotional curriculum and ongoing staff professional development.
Student Wellbeing is embedded into our daily experiences, enabling all students to achieve improved emotional, social, physical and academic outcomes and enhance individual and collective wellbeing.
Students at St Catherine of Siena participate in:
- Rights, Responsibilities and Respectful Relationships (RRRR) social-emotional lessons
- Explicit teaching of school expectations and positive behaviours for learning (PBL)
- Zones of Regulation lessons
- Extra curricula opportunities and facilitated play activities at break times, including Choir, Art Club and Lego Club
- Regular physical activity
- Outdoor Learning Program or Kitchen Garden lessons
- Buddy Program
At St Catherine of Siena we recognise that students may need additional emotional support from time to time. We offer a variety of extra wellbeing supports that include:
SEASONS FOR GROWTH
Season for Growth is a small group program that supports young people to build the knowledge and skills necessary to strengthen social and emotional wellbeing following significant loss or change, such as in the case of family separation or change, or loss of a family member or friend.
Participants explore the impact of change and loss and learn about ways to adapt and respond to experiences of grief. They are supported through building their communication, decision making and problem-solving skills within the context of a safe and supportive peer group learning environment.
Social Sam participants work together in small groups to build the pragmatic skills necessary for positive social and classroom interactions. Social Sam helps students to build confidence in making and keeping friends and responding to a variety of social situations.
Peaceful Kids is a Mindfulness and Positive Psychology based program to lessen anxiety and stress and increase resilience in children. The program gives students the skills, practice and support to utilise coping strategies that lessen the symptoms of anxiety and stress.