Wellbeing for Learning
‘Teaching children, not subjects’
When we focus on wellbeing for learning we acknowledge that we are teaching children, not subjects. We prioritise wellbeing with the knowledge that without wellbeing, children are not able to effectively engage in their learning.
Wellbeing at Athelstone School is developed through our partnership with families to develop a culture based on core values, that is supported by a positive learning environment and well implemented policies and practices.
Our Wellbeing Hub consists of our assistant principal for wellbeing and inclusion, our pastoral care worker and a mental health social worker from Grow Wellbeing. We also support families by providing spaces for external providers (speech and occupational therapists) to work with their children.
A proactive approach to wellbeing is being implemented through aspects of the Play is the Way program, with an emphasis on the self-mastery checklist.