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Student Wellbeing


At Tuggerah Public School good student welfare and effective learning rely on the positive partnerships between staff, parents, carers, students and community. Student Wellbeing - Kidsmatter is a flexible, whole-school approach to improving children’s mental health and wellbeing. It is a set of systems and practices to identify and teach critical social skills. 
Mental health in early childhood is understood through risk and protective factors. The relationship between risk and protective factors is complex; however, it is known that reducing risk factors and building protective factors in children has a positive effect on their mental health and wellbeing.

  • The aim is to take action to be a positive community; one that is founded on respectful relationships and a sense of belonging and inclusion, and that promotes:
    social and emotional learning (including evidence-based social and emotional learning programs) 
  • working authentically with parents, carers and families  
  • support for students who may be experiencing mental health difficulties

The seven guiding principles are:

The best interests of children are paramount
Respectful relationships are foundational
Diversity is respected and valued
Parents and carers are recognised as the most important people in children’s lives
Parents and teachers support children best by working together
Students need to be active participants
Schools, health and community agencies work together with families.

At Tuggerah Public School we have four expectations in all areas of school life. 

  • Respect - Have regard for yourself and others
  • Responsibility - Be accountable for your actions         
  • Excellence - Strive for your highest personal achievement
  • Resilience - Bounce back from setbacks and overcome problems

Read our Student Wellbeing Kidsmatter booklet to learn more about student wellness.