Student Engagement & Wellbeing
At Glen Waverley South Primary School, student engagement and wellbeing is taught and assessed as part of the Personal and Social Capability in the Victorian Curriculum and reflects our whole school values of RESPECT. It is also embedded throughout other curriculum areas such as Health and Physical Education. Resources such as ‘Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships’ are used for support when planning activities.
Glen Waverley South Primary School aims to provide at least one 30-60 minute student engagement and wellbeing session per week. The structure of these sessions will be flexible to reflect the nature of the concepts being taught and student needs. During the sessions, teachers will use checklists, written work and anecdotal observations to monitor student learning.
Student wellbeing and engagement involves students learning to:
- Recognise and regulate emotions
- Develop resilience skills
- Develop empathy for others and understand relationships
- Establish and build a framework for positive relationships
- Work effectively in teams and develop leadership skills
- Address challenging situations constructively
This supports students in becoming creative and confident individuals with a sense of self-worth, self-awareness and personal identity and enables them to manage their emotional, mental, spiritual and physical wellbeing, with a sense of hope and optimism about their lives and the future. On a social level, it helps students to form and maintain healthy, respectful relationships and prepares them for their potential life roles as family, community and workforce members.
At Glen Waverley South Primary School, student engagement and wellbeing sessions consist of hands on activities, collaborative team work and reflection time. These are all important aspects of student learning.