"Shine" a short video made by 2017 students.

At Sacred Heart College we are committed to creating an inclusive, engaging and mutually respectful environment where each student is:

  • Healthy, safe and valued
  • Engaged, supported and challenged


Our wellbeing practices aim to develop students who:

  • Are optimistic and resilient
  • Have a strong growth mindset
  • Are able to optimise their learning potential through understanding their own strengths


Our wellbeing practices are:

  • Underpinned by the principles of positive psychology
  • Designed to foster genuine partnerships with our parents/carers
  • Holistic, proactive and empirically based

Visible Wellbeing

Wellbeing at SHC is inspired by our Growth and Development Philosophy (see below) and underpinned by our Visible Wellbeing framework. Through this practice, we are working with Lea Waters to embed a culture of wellness for learning across the school and wider community.

Visible Wellbeing meaningfully combines the science of learning and the science of wellbeing to help communities embed evidence-based approaches for supporting wellbeing in a strengths-based manner within a school community. We are using the SEARCH framework, which focuses on strengths and promoting emotional regulation, awareness, relationship building, proactive coping skills and goal setting.

We are really excited about the way in which this program embeds wellness for learning throughout the school, including in all interactions, in curriculum and classrooms, and within the wider community. To get involved, students can engage with student leadership opportunities, speak to a relevant staff member, keep their eye on the Bulletin or start their own initiative! There are also regular excursions providing opportunities to grow their understanding. They can also get involved by seeing, hearing, and feeling wellbeing all around them and speaking to others about this! In terms of physical wellbeing, one way they can get involved is through PA40+.



LivingMERCY


Student Support Services

Student services at Sacred Heart College aim to enable students to achieve their best through providing them with the necessary support in their day-to-day learning environment.

Our support services comprise four key areas:

  • Mind: A Psychologist and Social Workers 
  • Body: A First Aid Officer
  • Soul: A College Pastoral Worker
  • Capacity: A Learning Diversity Team

Here are a number of articles and resources relevant to student wellbeing.

Student Support Services at Sacred Heart College Student Support Services at Sacred Heart College (370 KB)

Reachout.com - Parents Reachout.com - Parents (47 KB)

Difficult conversations with teenagers Difficult conversations with teenagers (144 KB)

Some useful links:

Kids Helpline
Head Space

RESPECTFUL RELATIONSHIPS



FOOD CHARTER

For an interactive version of the Food Charter, please click here.



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