Our Students - A Positive School

A whole-school approach to mental health and wellbeing aims to contribute to:

  • Improving student mental health and wellbeing
  • Reducing mental health difficulties among students
  • Increasing support for students experiencing mental health difficulties

At St Anthony’s we:

  • Promote mental health and wellbeing
  • Encourage respectful relationships, belonging and inclusion
  • Foster effective social and emotional learning curriculum for all student
  • Provide opportunities for students to practise and transfer their social and emotional skills
  • Have collaborative working relationships with parents and carers
  • Support parenting

Student Welfare Programs

Our Student Welfare Facilitator assists all year levels through a range of programs including:

“Solving the Jigsaw”, which is a violence prevention and well-being program that provides a whole school approach to counter violence and bullying.

“The Zones of Regulation” is a framework used to foster self- regulation and emotional control. This is a systematic, cognitive behavioural approach which teaches self-regulation by categorizing emotions and states of alertness into four coloured zones. The Zones framework provides strategies to teach students awareness of and independence in controlling emotions and impulses, management of their sensory needs and improve their ability to problem solve.

“Mind Up” is a program that teaches social and emotional skills and builds personal resilience through mindfulness practices.

Social Seals groups are formed to support these programs in a smaller social setting.

Student Welfare Programs support children to gain confidence, enhance self-esteem and social skills. Bullying behaviours are addressed through group awareness activities which assist children to become more resilient by expressing themselves in a positive manner.

The program supports children to gain in confidence and self-esteem and also to gain enhanced social skills. Bullying behaviours are addressed through group awareness and children become more resilient by expressing themselves in a positive manner.

School Counselling Service

A counsellor visits the school each Wednesday and Thursday to assist children and/or families. Referral to the counsellor may be made by a teacher or parent. Referral forms are available through the school office. These forms are returned in the envelope provided and passed on to the School Counsellor.

Declaration against Bullying and Violence

The Queensland Schools Alliance Against Violence (QSAAV)

At St Anthony’s:

  • We strive to ensure all students are able to learn and work in an environment where they feel safe and are free from bullying and/or violence.
  • We seek every opportunity to encourage school staff, parents and students to work together to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills that support learning,positive behaviour and constructive social relationships.
  • We implement policies and strategies guided by current research on effective approaches to the prevention of bullying and violence.
  • We use our role in the community to raise awareness that bullying of and violence toward children and young people are issues for the whole community and require a community response.
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