Student Wellbeing

Here at St. Francis de Sales we believe that wellbeing is integral to our students reaching their full potential. We want our students to develop a positive sense of wellbeing (being well in mind, body and spirit) to enable them to flourish.

We implement Beyou, a national framework that promotes positive mental health. Within a positive, inclusive and resilient community, we work in partnership as a team with staff, parents, students and the community to ensure every child, young person, staff member and parent/carer can achieve their best possible mental health and wellbeing.

We acknowledge that students need to be prepared for a world that is “complex, rapidly changing, rich in information and communication technology, demanding high-order knowledge and understanding and increasingly global in its outlook and influences”. For students to succeed, they need to develop the skills of interacting with others and being self -aware. Students need to understand the world and act effectively, ethically and responsibly.

Students with well-developed social and emotional skills find it easier to manage themselves, relate to others, develop resilience and a sense of self-worth, resolve conflict, engage in teamwork and feel positive about themselves and the world around them.

Our school community endeavours to live by the values of love, care and compassion, belonging, respect, responsibility, perseverance, happiness, enthusiasm, commitment, excellence, wisdom and integrity. These values align with the competencies within Social and Emotional Learning: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness and Social Management.

These competencies are embedded within units of work and are further supported through a variety of programs, partnerships and strategies, such as:

BeYou Seasons for Growth
Circle time Student Action Teams
Play is the Way Games School Chaplaincy program
Christian Meditation Social Skills Groups
Resilience Project Morning Gathering
Community Garden eSmart Cybersafety
Respectful Relationships School Based Psychologist
M Connect Parent group Partnership with Wellsprings for Women