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Wellbeing topics

The hallmark of a safe school is whole-school wellbeing. This means that all members feel a sense of belonging, are valued, respected and free from discrimination and harassment.

The active participation of parents and caregivers in their child’s education is crucial for student wellbeing that leads to outcomes such as:

  • better social skills
  • improved behaviour
  • a greater engagement in school work
  • a greater sense of personal competence and learning ability
  • a stronger belief in the importance of education.

Healthy Minds and Bodies

Help your child to build skills to stay physically and mentally strong and well. Confident and resilient students acknowledge their strengths and also know when to ask for help.

Protecting Against Bullying

Bullying can take many forms and can have lasting impacts if no action is taken. Find advice on bullying and how to talk to your child about building a safe and positive learning space.

Respecting Diversity

Respect for diversity is related to a young person’s sense of belonging and connection to others. Help your child to develop respect and acceptance of individual differences among people and groups.

Building Positive Relationships

Positive relationships are the key to students feeling safe, valued and accepted by all members of the school community. Find ways you can help create and maintain a school culture that is respectful and inclusive and values the participation of all.

Safe and Responsible Choices

Developing a young person's skills to make informed choices and feel positive about their decisions is an important responsibility for parents and caregivers. Find information to help them build these lifelong skills.

Being Safe Online

The online world has great benefits for learning but young people need to learn how to keep safe from bullying or unwanted contact. Find resources to help build their online safety skills.