Student Wellbeing

Supporting Student Wellbeing

St Joseph’s has a Student Wellbeing and Support Team in addition to our Learning Support Team which includes our Student Wellbeing Officer and our School Counsellor. Our wellbeing team is available to provide individual and small group support to students, work in partnerships with families and support school staff to assist students to overcome any social or emotional barriers to their learning so they can achieve educational success.

Social & Emotional Learning

St Joseph’s school places great value in students having the opportunity to gain great social and emotional awareness and interpersonal practice skills to support students to have a positive sense of self and the skills and strategies to support positive mental wellbeing. St Joseph’s has a number of programs within the school curriculum to ensure students have access to social and emotional learning (SEL) as a part of their academic life. Some of these programs include the Zones of Regulation Program, Second Steps program, Daniel Morcombe Program and the Friendology Program.

For further information on SEL, visit the Catholic Education website.

Zones of Regulation

The Zones of regulation program is a school wide program where students are provided with a common language and understanding that grows and strengthens as they move through grades. Within this program students gain skills in the areas of emotional understanding, emotional recognition and self-regulation.


Friendology is a school wide friendship and relationship-based program that supports students with information, strategies, skills and a common language to assist them to build their social and emotional wellbeing. The program has a strong base in respect and kindness while teaching students how to manage conflict and difficult situations together with friends and peers.

Student Protection

St Joseph’s School together with Cairns Catholic Education is committed to creating and maintaining a safe and supportive environment for all students. Our school has policies, procedures and responsibilities in place to ensure the protection and support for students of our school. If you have any concerns or would like more information about our student protection policies, please feel welcome to come in or contact us. Further information is also available on the Cairns Catholic Education website.