Pastoral Care and Wellbeing is an important part of the education of the whole child at Sacred Heart. Many programs are in place to ensure that each child is physically safe, cared for and nurtured.
Some of the programs that are in place for students to access are:
Be You is a mental health and wellbeing framework for primary schools and is proven to make a positive difference to the lives of Australian children.
Be You provides the proven methods, tools and support to help schools work with parents and carers, health services and the wider community, to nurture happy, balanced kids.
Positive Behaviour for Learning
Is a whole school program where students are explicitly taught the school rules in a positive way through role play and reward systems.
Is a whole school program where students are explicitly taught the ways of dealing with others and communicating effectively in a respectful way.
Student Representative Council
The student representative council is led by the Pastoral Care Coordinator who meets regularly with students who can voice the concerns and positives of school life.
Students are offered Lunch Clubs each day as a way of tapping into their interests and communicating effectively with others in a supervised situation. Some lunch clubs offered this year are: Gardening, Coding, Knitting, Chess.
Buddy Program for Kindergarten – Big Hearts & Little Hearts
Each new student meets their Year Six buddy before they start school. The Year Six buddies guide the Kinder students in their first experiences of school especially on the playground. They help their Kinder friends to grow in confidence and independence in their first year of school.
New families are also buddied with existing families to assist with orientation and the transition to Sacred Heart.
If a child requires counselling for any reason they can be referred to the School Counsellor through the Principal.