Bundalaguah Primary School
Wellbeing is pivotal to successful life outcomes and the underpins how we manage ourselves in our day to day. At Bundalaguah Primary School we have a strong focus on student wellbeing not only because we know if we are feeling good our academic outcomes are better but also because to live a happy and healthy life is as important as striving to be our best academically.
School Wide Positive Behaviour
School Wide Positive Behaviour is the framework that underpins our social and emotional work at the whole school level and with individuals. It is a tiered intervention framework that is focused on prevention by implementing targeted supports for all students. Positive reinforcement is based on a High 5 system where students are acknowledged for the good things they are doing each day. This is tallied in a reward system that students can cash in for rewards like helping the principal, a hot milo with a friend, extra reading time.
Our school values are explicitly taught, acknowledged and reinforced with individuals, classes, and across whole school.
The Resilience Project:
Bundalaguah Primary School is affiliated with The Resilience Project and classes exercise daily gratitude, empathy and mindfulness. The program delivers evidence based, practical strategies to build resilience and happiness to increase students’ capacity to deal with challenges, changes and stressors.
Respectful Relationships education is a core component of the Victorian Curriculum from foundation to year 12. It is all about embedding a culture of respect and equality across the entire school community.
The Respectful Relationships whole-school approach recognises that schools are a workplace, a community hub and a place of learning. Everyone involved in our school community deserves to be respected, valued and treated equally.
We know that changes in attitudes and behaviours can be achieved when positive attitudes, behaviours and equality are lived across the school community, and when classroom learning is reinforced by what is modelled in our school community.
A whole-school approach to Respectful Relationships recognises that schools are:
- a workplace where all staff should feel equally respected, safe and valued and have equal opportunities
- a safe space where young people can learn about gender equality and respectful relationships, in and out of the classroom
- part of the wider community that can model gender equality and respectful relationships.
Bundalaguah PS is a committed Active School and Sporting School. We know there is a connection between physical activity and wellbeing and we seek to engage our students in all aspects of the active schools framework.
Over the last two years we have extended our walking track, installed challenging climbing equipment and invested in high quality resources to support a healthy and active community. Students were involved in designing new playground areas and contributed to the improvements undertaken in the active space.
We have a trained PE teacher running programs with our students and bring in experts in different sporting fields like hockey, soccer, football and tennis to target skill building. Students are also able to do gymnastics, swimming and martial arts on termly cycles.