Student wellbeing is a critical part of everything we do here at Wonthaggi Primary School. Our wellbeing team, which is led by our Assistant Principal Tom Burdekin, works closely with our students and teachers to form strong relationships and offer specialised support.
Our student wellbeing team provides individual student support and we liaise with agencies that provide family and community care. To help support our students and their families we have Chaplain, Graeme O’Connor and our Wellbeing Coordinator Jenna Elliot. Our wellbeing team works with students to improve their emotional wellbeing, relationships, behaviour management and social skills. We strive to provide a 7 year learning journey that takes a holistic approach to the student.
We are a Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) school. What this means for us is:
Wonthaggi Primary School provides a safe and inclusive learning environment for our school community, where all students are set up for success. We have implemented a Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) framework to foster academic and behavioural support for our students. PBS is about school-wide classroom practices, predictability in routines and explicitly teaching students appropriate behaviours using positive reinforcement. It supports students to develop their decision making and problem-solving skills, to make the right choices and develop self-regulation.