Health and Wellbeing

Health and Wellbeing

At South Newman Primary School we are committed to providing quality learning opportunities for all students in a safe and supportive environment. We recognise that student wellbeing, including good social, emotional and mental health, is fundamental to student success and learning. We proactively develop student wellbeing and mental health through:

  • the implementation of emotional and social skills programs
  • managing student behaviour using the school Behaviour Management Policy, and;
  • case management of students at risk

We recognised that for students to achieve their best academically they needed to be in a good place socially and emotionally. We have a Social Worker/Student Support Officer working full time.

Our Student Support Officer has worked in conjunction with our Students at Educational Risk (SAER) team, which comprises of the Deputy Principals, our Learning Support Coordinator and our School Psychologist. The SAER team’s focus is to establish positive relationships with the students, staff and parents, to help build resilience, foster independence, promote making good choices and self-esteem.


Protective Behaviours

‘Protective Behaviours’ is a personal safety program designed to equip children with the knowledge and skills to act in ways that reduce the likelihood of abuse occurring and help them to report abuse and to help if abuse occurs. Schools play an important role in supporting the development of student skills, knowledge and understandings to build their resilience and wellbeing, and to provide and promote safe environments in which they can learn and grow.

Protective Behaviours Parent Handbook