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Student Wellbeing

Student Wellbeing

Student Wellbeing

The fundamental aim of our school is to assist students in their spiritual, intellectual, physical, social and emotional development and to recognise the dignity and uniqueness of every person.


We are committed to ensuring an environment in which everyone feels valued and respected and where individual differences are appreciated, understood and accepted. Our Student Wellbeing Team, headed by the Student Wellbeing Leader, works with staff, parents and students to oversee our wellbeing agenda.

Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL)

This is a framework of evidenced-based practices to teach positive behaviour. We teach and reinforce positive behaviour in a multi-tiered approach where prevention is emphasised across the whole school community. We implement strategies that create a safe and supportive learning environment for all students. At its core we have our four behaviour expectations:

  • ‘Be Kind’

  • ‘Act Responsibly’

  • ‘Show Respect’           

  • ‘Act Safely’

Social & Emotional Learning (SEL)

Social & Emotional Learning

“SEL is the process for integrating thinking, feeling and behaviour to achieve important social/life tasks, meet personal and social needs and develop the skills necessary to become a productive, contributing member of society.” (Catholic Education Office Melbourne). SEL is explicitly taught in our curriculum.  In keeping with our Christian ethos and The National Framework for Values Education in Australian Schools, we teach the values of respect, caring and consideration, kindness, friendliness, courage, responsibility, determination, honesty, assertiveness and acceptance. We believe that directly teaching these values, improves relationships, helps us to know ourselves and others, enables good decision-making, promotes ethical behaviour and increases understanding and acceptance of other people

Initiatives at Our Lady of the Pines that enhance Wellbeing and SEL

  • Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL)

  • Values Education

  • Cybersafety programs and eSmart

  • Anti-bullying programs

  • Student leadership program including the Student Representative Council (SRC)

  • Buddy system (Prep & Year 6, Year 1 & Year 5) peer support program supported by the Alannah and Madeline ‘Better Buddies’ program

  • Daily guided Christian meditation 

  • Peer mediation

  • Seasons grief and loss program

  • Lunchtime Creativity Club for quiet recreation

  • Orientation and transition programs

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