Good mental health and wellbeing is critical to the development of every individual and ensures students have a positive and successful learning experience. Mental health is the way we think or feel about ourselves and what is going on around us, and how we cope with the stresses of life.
Be You is a framework to support schools in making a positive difference to the lives of young people. Be You has been developed with the support of the Australian Government - Department of Health, Beyond Blue, the Australian Psychological Society, the Principal's Institute of Australia and Early Childhood Australia.
St John’s is a School Wide Positive Behaviours School. Part of this includes our policy on Respect Self, Respect Others and Respect Property. All students at St John’s have a strong understanding of these expectations. Hear from some of our students on what “respect” means to them.
Respectful Relationships education was designed to be implemented in schools as a whole school approach to the primary prevention of gender based violence.
At St John’s this includes: teaching weekly Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) lessons, eliminating gender stereotypes and labels and upholding our gender equality policy.
Positive Behaviours - Dojos
Although valuing the importance of setting clear expectations, we also believe in the importance of recognising and celebrating students who consistently make good choices. Class Dojos is a secure online system which enables us to acknowledge students demonstrating our three R’s (Respect Self, Respect Others, Respect Property) and learning dispositions (brave, curious, independent, persistent, resilient). It also has the feature for parents to log in via an app to see which positive behaviours their child has been displaying.
One of the positive behaviours we have at St John’s is Bucket Filling. To fill someone’s bucket means to say or do something for them which makes them feel good about themselves. Bucket filling is consistently encouraged at school both in and outside the classroom. This sets up a supportive school environment which extends to our staff and parent community.