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.
Supporting Student Wellbeing
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.