What is Wellbeing?
‘Wellbeing’ is both practices and perception; action and awareness. It is a state of being well in body, mind and spirit. As educators we are focused on the wellbeing of our students. Wellbeing is integral to learning excellence and ultimately to overall health and life success.
How is Wellbeing enacted at St Robert’s School?
Wellbeing encompasses all dimensions of life within our Catholic school community.
Wellbeing underpins pedagogical practice and curriculum design. It is brought to life through the actions, interactions and attitudes of all community members. Wellbeing is enacted through the school’s vision and mission and its policies and procedures, which are grounded in Catholic teaching and tradition. It is fostered and sustained in environments that are safe, supportive and inclusive, where the common good is honoured and partnerships with family, parish and the broader community and nurtured.
A sense of belonging enables all to thrive.
The experience of belonging and connectedness is essential for wellbeing to survive. St Robert’s supports the experience of belonging by creating welcoming, inviting, consistent and predictable environments. Belonging is enhanced through respectful and thoughtful relationship. Being in relationships and trusting friendships with others enhances wellbeing and enables young people to better understand and manage their emotions, to develop their sense of self resilience.
Wellbeing is stronger when learners are engaged within a community.
Young people’s wellbeing is enhanced when their hearts and minds are engaged.
Engaged learners have a positive sense of identity, connection with their peers and community. Well being is brought to life through the interactions and attitudes of all community members.