“The wellbeing landscape of the Catholic school incorporates all aspects of school community life from students’ physical, intellectual, moral, social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing and development to the safe and supportive environment in which they learn.”

At St Martin de Porres we strive to develop the ‘whole person’.  We are aware that children who are happy, confident and able to establish meaningful relationships are better placed to achieve positive learning outcomes. We aim to provide a safe and effective environment that contributes to positive learning outcomes and the wellbeing of students, staff and the broader community. This is enhanced through emphasising the connections between student wellbeing, Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and curriculum based learning, so that students can be supported and optimal learning outcomes achieved.

The connection between the promotion of wellbeing and positive learning outcomes is clear. Research related to health and wellbeing shows that schools are important environments for the promotion of wellbeing in children and young people. Further, positive learning outcomes occur when delivered through a framework of social and emotional learning (SEL) approaches. Together they provide a sound basis for developing future healthy relationships and ultimately, achieving success in life.

Mindfulness

In 2017 we introduced mindfulness as part of our curriculum. We engage in mindfulness to develop our student's concentration, resilience and self-awareness.

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Buddy Program

At St Martin de Porres our Prep and Year 5/6 students are involved in the Buddy Program which strengthens positive relationships between junior and senior students. It provides authentic learning opportunities for senior students to develop their leadership skills through shared learning experiences with their buddies.