Student Wellbeing

Casey Grammar School - Student Wellbeing

A Safe and Nurturing Environment

Education, the development of the whole person, can only occur in an environment of respect, peace and mutual understanding. The personal needs of security, safety, physical and emotional health are prerequisites to a student successfully undertaking the process of their education.

Building a school community that embodies the values of respect, inclusion, excellence and integrity enables learning to flourish. 

Promoting Emotional and Intellectual Wellbeing

Student wellbeing, in ensuring that these needs are met individually and communally, is a prerequisite for a successful education. The wellbeing of our students and staff along with the provision of a leading-edge education for all underpin everything we do at the School.

It is a matter of integrity, social and Christian responsibility, and also educational necessity that all the policies and practices of Casey Grammar School include the principles of student wellbeing.

Resilience, confidence, creativity and leadership are some of the many strengths that we look to engender in our students, in addition to fostering a love of lifelong learning.

PROSPER Wellbeing Model

An integral part of the Student Wellbeing Program at Casey Grammar School is the PROSPER Wellbeing Model. Based on the principles of Positive Psychology, PROSPER equips all students with the skills required to flourish in life at school and life beyond the classroom. 

P Purpose

R Relationship

O Positive Outcome

S Strengths

P Positive Emotions

E Engagement

R Resilience

Student Wellbeing Program

The main objectives of the Student Wellbeing Program are:

 

  • Build relationships and connections with others in the community
  • Developing lifelong learning habits to support mental health and personal growth through the PROSPER Wellbeing Model 

Student wellbeing is provided by Homeroom teacher’s classroom teachers, Mentors, Year Level Coordinators, Head of Wellbeing, Chaplain and Psychologist. We seek to provide resources for students and families to help them to deal with issues or problems which may arise in their lives.

We actively discourage harassment in any form. We ask all students to treat each other at all times with courtesy and respect. Our Anti-Bullying policy is freely available from the school.

We use the Respectful Relationships Program and take a positive-change approach to behaviour management and ownership. 

The House System

Casey Grammar School’s House system delivers our Student Wellbeing Program throughout all year levels. Students are assigned to one of four Houses during their Junior and Secondary schooling.

Houses comprise students from all age groups within each sub-school with all family members assigned to the one House.

Each House is overseen by a House Coordinator who together with the Classroom Teacher/Student Wellbeing Mentor, is responsible for the holistic wellbeing of each student in their House, nurturing their academic, emotional, social and spiritual development.

The House system forms the basis for friendly, intra-school competition for sports days and other activities.

Each House holds regular meetings where students of all ages interact. Each House elects House Captains who take on positions of responsibility within both the House and the wider School.

Houses also organise community service activities and fundraising projects, involving families in many of their activities.

Opportunity - Student Leadership

Student leadership is considered to be an integral part of Casey Grammar School’s wellbeing and personal development programs, providing vital opportunities for personal growth.

We want our students to learn and appreciate the value of service, both to other people and to their own ideas, initiatives and projects.

Our students will experience the satisfaction and reward of turning an initiative into a successful reality, of making a strong and lasting difference to their own and the lives of others at the School.

It is often a challenge for young people to assert themselves, and to take a stand for what they know to be right.

Training and support are provided to all our students to instil sound values, a strong moral compass, confidence and self-assurance. Student leadership opportunities are available across the entire school.

 

Mr Peter Shepard - Head of Student Wellbeing