At St Joseph’s, student happiness and wellbeing are of utmost importance. Parents can rest assured that we have their child’s best interests at heart.
We take a whole school, proactive approach to this through implementing the Social and Emotional Learning Framework which compliments the Religious Education and Religious Life of the School. We explicitly teach knowledge and skills to enhance emotional and social awareness and inter and intra personal skills.
At times, students may require coaching and support on a social, emotional or welfare level. In this instance, we have additional support through the formation and collaboration of a care team. The care team includes:
- Classroom Teacher
- Learning Support Teacher
- School Counsellor (Life Coach)
A member of the care team would normally have contact with parents and if necessary, meet with the team or at least class teacher or school counsellor.
Support for Student Social, Emotional and Personal Development
St Joseph’s staff aim to work as a team with parents to assist students with social or emotional development. We employ a part-time counsellor who is available to develop care plans and provide individual counselling to students when needed. Parents are fully involved in this process.
In addition, St Joseph’s School has access to Catholic Education’s advisory teachers, speech language pathologists, psychologists, occupational therapists, learning support teachers, student counsellors and Indigenous education officers. School communities also collaborate with a range of external agencies to enhance support of the individual needs of students. In this way, we engage in a holistic approach to supporting students.