Student Wellbeing

Student Well-being / Pastoral Care

Our Student Well-being Program is the commitment Saint David’s School makes to the total health, comfort and happiness of our students and to the education and development of the ‘whole child’. In this ‘whole child’ approach we recognise that each and every child within our care deserves to be safe, healthy, engaged, encouraged and challenged.

The core aims are to ensure that we are providing an environment that is welcoming, respectful, safe and healthy for the whole school community. We promote inclusion and celebrate diversity, where everyone feels like they belong.

Some of the different ways that we cater to individual student well-being includes:

Activities using the Child Protection Program

  • Implementing Be You- a program that was developed in collaboration with the Commonwealth Government Department of Health, Beyond Blue, the Australian Psychological Society, Principals Australia Institute and Early Childhood Australia.
  • Offering many leadership opportunities to students at all levels
  • Offering support programs, such as Seasons of Growth, to students who may be experiencing grief and loss due to separation or death
  • Providing access to our on-site counsellor to help children manage everyday challenges
  • Implementing the Friendly Schools Plus Program
  • Offering a broad and comprehensive range of activities and extra-curricular opportunities to give all students the opportunity to develop a sense of pride and feeling of success
  • Providing the opportunity for every student to learn skills for creating and sustaining strong and healthy relationships through our focus on restorative practices
  • Providing parent educational workshops
  • Student Voice
  • Kids Club

Diversity and equality

We respect the uniqueness of each individual and family situation within our community.

We celebrate diversity with our families coming from various cultural backgrounds,  family groups and economic situations.

As a Catholic school, we have a deep belief in the value of community and our responsibility to show kindness and respect to each other.

School Counsellor

We have a counsellor available one day a week to work in partnership with students, teachers and parents to enhance students’ social and emotional wellbeing.

Our counselling service is available to all of our students. Counsellors provide personal and confidential counselling to students who attend voluntarily in a 1:1 school setting. Students may ask to attend the counsellor themselves or may be referred to see the counselor by the Principal, teaching staff or parents. Parental consent is required for all students. 

To make a time for your child to see the School Counsellor, please download the form below.