‘Opening up learning to a world of possibilities' by building belonging and promoting strong mental well-being'
As a KidsMatter School, Footscray North Primary School is committed to enhancing the mental health and wellbeing of our whole school community. We do this through focusing on the development of student social, emotional and personal safety skills by embedding these learning opportunities into our curriculum, behaviour management systems and expectations and relationships with our families and carers. We utilise the Bounce Back Program and Protective Behaviours Program – across the whole school to explicitly and implicitly teach all of our students social and emotional competencies and personal safety awareness.
Why it is needed?
Mental health and wellbeing is vital for learning and life. Children who are mentally healthy learn better, benefit from life experiences and have stronger relationships with family members, school staff and peers. Good mental health in childhood also provides a solid foundation for:
The schools commitment to developing a positive school community, with emphasis on establishing positive and respectful relationships, between teachers, students and parents and carers aims to promote a sense of inclusion and belonging for all. We are continually building and enhancing a learning community, through providing multiple and diverse opportunities for each student to experience success. Through a primary intervention approach, we are able to identify those particular students who need extra support at school and work with the community agencies where required.
Creating a positive and engaging school culture
FNPS commits to:
Rights and Responsibilities
Every member of the school community has a right to fully participate in an educational environment that is safe, supportive and inclusive. Everyone deserves to be treated with respect and dignity.
In consultation with the whole – school community in members of the FNPS community and the Equal Opportunity Act 1995 and the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006, students have the right to:
School actions and consequences
FNPS acknowledges that student engagement, regular attendance and positive behaviours’ are supported most effectively through relationship based whole college and classroom practices including: