Everyone in our community deserves to be respected, valued and treated equally. We know that changes in attitudes and behaviours can be achieved when positive attitudes, behaviours and equality are embedded in our education settings.


Chaplaincy Program

The chaplain is another significant adult in the school for young people to connect with. The chaplain provides a listening ear and a caring presence, and in doing so offers a message of hope. The chaplain has a ‘pastoral care’ relationship with the school community. Students and their families, each with their unique story, find additional support from the school chaplain.

The chaplain leads by positive example, and supports school life through clubs at lunch time. The ‘on the ground’ connections provided by the chaplain help students meet life challenges.


Cyber Safety Project

The Cyber Safety Project’s mission is to provide a whole community approach focused on developing future skills, lifelong habits and self-regulation when innovating and using digital technologies for work, life and play. To create safer communities our educational programs and proactive teaching strategies will engage the whole community with learning how to participate safely and responsibly ​in a digitally-engaged world.


It takes a village to raise a child!
​To ensure that we support and empower ALL Australian students to be safe and responsible users of digital technologies both at home and school, we must arm ALL teachers, parents and the wider community with digital literacy skills and resources.
The Cyber Safety Project partners with school communities to ensure all school leaders, teachers and parents are kept â€‹up-to-date with the latest trending digital topics. We must provide space and time to learn and understand the way students can connect and interact through digital platforms, devices, sites, apps and gaming networks.

The Resilience Project


This year, we are excited to join with The Resilience Project  to improve our students, school and community mental health and wellbeing. this includes the implementation of the wellbeing curriculum throughout our classrooms.


Why are we partnering with The Resilience Project? 

Current research tells us:
● 1 in 4 adolescents have a mental illness.
● 1 in 7 primary school students have a mental illness.
● 1 in 5 adults will experience mental ill-health throughout the year.
● 65% of adolescents do not seek help for mental illness.

The Resilience Project delivers emotionally engaging programs and provides evidence-based, practical strategies to support positive mental health and build resilience. We will be presented with stories and research on how we can build mental health in our day to day lives, and support the mental health of the children in our care.

We understand that as primary carers, you have an essential role to play in building positive mental health with your children. Through this program, teachers and students will engage in weekly lessons and activities around the key principles of GratitudeEmpathy and Mindfulness (GEM) to build resilience.


To support what we’re doing in the classroom, you will be invited to attend a workshop presentation to introduce you to The Resilience Project, build your own confidence around resilience, and give you ideas to help your children and their mental health throughout the year. 

The Resilience Project’s School Program has been evaluated by the University of Melbourne, with parents observing positive changes in how children handled home situations.

The evaluation also demonstrated that the program had targeted benefits in building:
● Children’s use of daily gratitude strategies and their sense of gratitude.
● Confidence and self-esteem, especially in relation to their peer relationships.
● Relationships at school and home.
● Knowledge and ability to express emotions.
● More supportive classroom environments.


Berry Street Education Model


The Berry Street Education Model (BSEM) provides strategies for teaching and learning that enables teachers to increase engagement of students with complex, unmet learning needs and to successfully improve all students’ self-regulation, relationships, wellbeing, growth and academic achievement. Our pedagogical strategies incorporate trauma-informed teaching, positive education, and wellbeing practices.


All teachers incorporate the strategies in their classroom practice to ensure students are equipped with skills to manage their engagement with learning.






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