Student Wellbeing


We aim to maintain a safe, secure and positive learning environment which supports student and staff wellbeing and a community sense of pride.

We believe and reinforce with all our community that:

  • Students, staff and families have the right to feel comfortable and safe in the Learning Community and playground
  • Students and teachers have the right to do as much work as possible.

 

FAMILY WELFARE

Glenroy Central Primary School has the services of a Primary Welfare Officer four days a week and a school chaplain three days a week to assist with student needs, attendance issues, family support and parent workshops.

These staff members also work with small groups of children in a range of areas including Making and Maintaining Friends, Building Resilience and Anger Management. These groups are adapted to specific needs in different learning communities. Our welfare staff is happy to discuss your child’s needs.

We also have a Mental Health Nurse one day per week provided by Care in Mind for those students who need more specific individual support. The welfare staff will guide you through the process to access this onsite service.

 

To promote the safety and well-being of our students we also run a number of programs across the school:

 

BETTER BUDDIES
Better Buddies, an initiative of The Alannah and Madeline Foundation, helps students entering their first year of primary school to feel safe, valued and connected to the school community. The school pairs new primary school students with an older buddy.
Better Buddies is designed to help reduce bullying and create friendly and caring school environments. The Framework builds strong relationships and research shows children benefit immensely - with younger students feeling safe and cared for, and older students feeling valued and respected.

 

RESPECTFUL RELATIONSHIPS

Respectful Relationships supports schools to promote and model respect, positive attitudes and behaviours. It teaches our children how to build healthy relationships, resilience and confidence. Topics include: Emotional Literacy, Personal Strengths, Positive Coping, Problem Solving, Stress Management, Help-Seeking, Gender and Identity and Positive Gender Relations.

 

CASEA
Our teachers in the Junior Learning Community utilise the Early Action Behaviour Strategies that are part of the Royal Children’s Hospital CASEA Program. The CASEA program has been designed to assist schools and families to support primary school-aged children with their social, emotional and behavioural development. It aims to enhance skills in understanding and expressing feelings, as well as getting along with others.

 

BREAKFAST CLUB
Glenroy Central Primary School is one of the 500 schools in the state that have been provided with a Breakfast Club. This means supplies of food are delivered to us each term from ‘The Food Bank”. The Breakfast Club runs every morning from 8.30 - 8:50am in the gym foyer near the canteen. It is free and available for all students. This is a fantastic addition to our school and helps us to ensure that all of our students start the day with a good breakfast and are ready to learn!