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Student Wellbeing & Support


Wellbeing is an important part of the holistic development of students at St Augustine's Parish School, providing them with learning opportunities and the tools to navigate social and emotional intelligence.  to support this development, the school has a qualified full-time Scholl Counsellor and a Wellbeing Coordinator.

Providing students with a sense of worth, agency and safety will encourage them to develop their full potential.  At St Augustine's, we incorporate the following strategies to support students:

  • Engagement with the principles of Positive Education
  • Age-appropriate social skills programs
  • Circle time - an approach to building a positive classroom culture
  • Mindfulness
  • Seasons for Growth grief and loss program
  • Mentoring

Restorative Approach

St Augustine's Parish School adopts a restorative practice approach, supporting students to build social and emotional literacy.  This approach aims to develop a student's capacity to problem-solve and repair relationships.  The restorative justice approach used at st Augustine's creates safe and supportive spaces in our environment where the inherent worth of each individual is recognised, strengthening relationships within the classroom, school and broader community.

Positive Education Approach

The Positive Education model can be thought of as a roadmap of what people want for themselves and their community. Good health, frequent positive emotions, supportive relationships, a sense of purpose and meaning - a life where a person uses their character strengths in ways that support the self and others, and that has flourishing at the heart.

Making Space for Learning

Staff at St Augustine's have been trained through the Australian Childhood foundation in the Making SPACE for Learning framework.  The workshop provided information to staff about how toxic stress ad trauma from a child's past can impact a child's capacity to learn and relate to others. School staff implements strategies and approaches that allow them to better support students who have experienced trauma.  This knowledge can then be applied to support all students individually, in the classroom, and across the whole school environment.


Inclusive Education

St Augustine's Parish School understands that each child has individual learning, social and emotional needs.

The Inclusive Education Team consists of an Inclusive Ed Coordinator, a Speech Pathologist, an Inclusive Ed Education Support Officer (ESO), and an Autism Spectrum Coordinator.  A range of Allied Health Professionals visit our school regularly to provide one-on-one support via NDIS packages.

The Inclusive Education Team works closely with ESO's, Class teachers, Parents/Careers, and Allied Health Professionals (includng Behavioural Therapists, Psychologiest, Occupational Therapists, Speed Pathologists and others), to create appropriate strategies and resources to support students and their particular needs.

The team regularly monitors those students on a Personalised Plan for Learning (PPL).  Regular review meetings are held and documented to collaboratively plan for individual needs.  The school has access to a range of Interpreters to assist with this process.

Children are transitioned from Kindy to Reception and from Primary to High school, in keeping with our Pastoral Care focus.

The Inclusive Ed Team engages with ongoing Professional Development to keep up-to-date with contemporary best practices and current guidelines for Nationally Consistent Collection of Data (NCCD). These programs target social/emotional strategies, communication, social skills, self-regulation, and school readiness. 

Acknowledgement of Country:
We acknowledge the Kaurna people as traditional custodians of the land on which we meet and pay our respects to the Elders past, present and future, for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and hopes of Indigenous Australia.