A - Z Parent Guide
Student wellbeing is integral to teaching and learning in the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and the Victorian Curriculum and is exemplified in the PYP Learner Profile which permeates the programme and represents the qualities of internationally minded students and effective lifelong learners, thereby equipping students for a challenging world. Beaumaris North Primary School has whole school wellbeing strategies and programs for students, staff and parents. Together these strategies create a harmonious, respectful and supportive school environment for all community members.
Circle Time, relaxation, differentiated learning groups, therapy dogs, whole school ‘Getting to know you Units of Inquiry’, Buddy Program, Buddy/Friendship Bench, various learning styles and wellbeing programs which support and promote anti-bullying strategies including cyber bullying and friendly behaviours, all contribute to our improved ‘Behaviour Management’ records. Likewise, our extensive Curriculum, innovative and challenging learning environments and excellent teachers have resulted in improved ‘Student distress’ results.
BNPS employs two school-based registered Psychologists as our Wellbeing Officers to support the health and wellbeing of all students and staff at BNPS.
This role includes but is not limited to:
- Individual counselling and support for staff.
- Implementing school-wide and year-level mental health promotion programs.
- Small group work with students to expand on specific skills.
- Support for staff in managing students with challenging behaviours, learning difficulties, highly abilities and mental health issues.
- Referrals to other services.
- Providing professional development on a variety of mental health and learning issues for staff.
- Providing information evenings on a variety of mental health, wellbeing and safety topics for parents.
- Maintaining the Wellbeing library with resources available for students, staff and parents to borrow.
- Disseminating information to the school community about a range of mental health and wellbeing topics.
- Supporting applications for the Program for Students with a Disability.
BNPS has a range of resources, covering various topics, available for parents to borrow. Some of the books available are on display in the cabinet next to the front Office. If you wish to borrow a resource, please ask one of the Office staff – the resource will be lent out under your child’s name. Books include:
- Raising Boys by Steve Biddulph
- Raising Girls by Gisela Preuschoff
- A Man’s Guide to Raising Kids by Michael Grose
- Tricky Kids by Andrew Fuller
- When Jason’s Dad Moved Away by Jan Liddicut (picture book)
- Building a Secure Parenting Base After Separation by Children In Focus.
See Wellbeing Programs.