“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 know 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.
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.
We implement the Respectful Relationships program across Prep to Year Six. This program seeks to promote and model respect, positive attitudes and behaviours. It teaches our children how to build healthy relationships, resilience and confidence.
Teaching about respect and consent aligns with the beliefs of our Catholic schools as enshrined in the gospel values, and is all about embedding a culture of respect and equality across the entire school community from our classrooms to staff-rooms, sporting fields, fetes and social events. This approach leads to positive impacts on student’s academic outcomes, their mental health, classroom behaviour, and relationships between teachers and students.
St Martin de Porres is a Child Safe School. You can view our Child Safety Policy and our School Community Child Safety Code of Conduct under the Policies tab.
We are dedicated to supporting children to make positive choices through our Behaviour Support Policy which can also be viewed by clicking the Policies tab.