Social Emotional Student Support
Seasons for Growth
Seasons for Growth is a program for children who have experienced significant change or loss. It is based on the belief that change, loss and grief are a normal and valuable part of life and explores how we can learn to live with and grow from these experiences.
WSPBS Whole School Positive Behaviour
At St Patrick’s we promote effective social and purposeful learning by creating a safe and positive school environment. Through predictable and consistent school wide behavioural learning expectations we will empower, engage and support all members. WSPB at St Patrick’s aims to support student well-being and individual learning outcomes within the school environment and through participation in the broader community. The school maintains a strong focus on the encouragement and development of appropriate behaviours.
We believe positive teaching is a powerful behaviour support strategy when teaching our students important social competencies. We use a School Behaviour Matrix to explicitly teach the skills we want students to be able to demonstrate. Our Behaviour Matrix displays positive language and is underpinned by the school values and guiding principles. We recognise behaviour as a form of communication and we actively support students to modify their behaviour for social acceptance and safety.
At St Patrick’s, we adhere to Respect, Safety and Cooperation. These 3 values are to be considered in all we do during our day in school. This includes in the classrooms, outside on the playground, transitioning to and from different classes, interacting with our peers, teachers and any visitors to the school.
The students of St Patrick’s are also reminded that Respect, Safety and Cooperation are also adhered to at all times when out in the community.