STUDENT WELLBEING

Sacred Heart School Kew

Children are at the heart of our school’s existence and this fundamental reality guides our policies, philosophy and actions. At Sacred Heart, Kew, Student Wellbeing is critical to success for students and our families.

What we offer at Sacred Heart:

 

  • a KidsMatter accredited school

  • a whole school approach to Respectful Relationships

  • Student Wellbeing Leader

  • Peaceful Kids

  • Seasons for growth

  • Buddy Program Years 6 and Prep

  • Student leadership

  • Student led lunchtime activities (e.g. dance; soccer; board games; sandpit competition)

  • Health and wellbeing focus

  • Healthy Eating and Nut Aware school

  • Sun Smart School

  • Building positive relationships

  • Braingro

  • Onsite School Counsellor 

  • Kinder to Prep Transition 

  • Liaison with outside support agencies

  • Individualised learning plans for diverse needs of students

At Sacred Heart, Kew our teachers differentiate and personalise the curriculum each day, catering for the individual needs of each child within their classroom. Our teachers identify and target each students’ interests and abilities across all learning areas, providing engaging and enriching experiences. Our teachers utilise students pre and post testing data, regularly monitoring and reviewing students learning progress during the year. Our students are provided extension and or support based on their individual learning needs.   

 

Our Learning Diversity Leader works in partnership with our classroom teachers to develop Personal Learning Plans (PLP’s) for students who require additional learning support. Personalised Learning Plans are designed to support the academic, social and emotional needs of our children. Program Support Group (PSG) meetings are facilitated throughout the course of the school year, and teachers and parents meet regularly to discuss and develop these plans. Our team of Learning Support Officers (LSO’s) also provide additional support to our teachers and students within the classroom setting. 

 

Consultants from Catholic Education Melbourne (CEM), such as Speech Therapists, Educational Psychologists and Curriculum Advisors are also engaged from time to time, providing advice on the implementation and monitoring of students with additional learning needs and requirements. 

SCHOOL COUNSELLOR

Our School Counsellor supports the needs of all our students and families at Sacred Heart, Kew. Our School Counsellor is available two days each week, on a case by case, needs basis.  Our School Counsellor is one of the main contact people between external professionals, referring students and their families to other support networks, from time to time. This important wellbeing service can include: counselling (individual and or group sessions), social and emotional education (developing a range of useful strategies for children to make use of, e.g. social, self regulation and self mastery skills) throughout any period of engagement.  At Sacred Heart, Kew our School Counsellor works in partnership with our students, our parents and our teachers, supporting the whole child, fostering positive wellbeing for all our school community members.

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STUDENT LED ACTIVITIES

At Sacred Heart, Kew our Year Six Leaders facilitate lunchtime activities throughout the week.  These fun activities provide alternate play based options for younger students to engage in during recess and lunchtime breaks.  Activities vary during the school year, and can include: sport, dance, board games, sandpit making competitions, origami and chalk drawing to name just a few. 

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BUDDY PROGRAM

All new children who walk through the Sacred Heart, Kew school gates, are welcomed with open arms.  So too, are their families.  As children begin life at our school, they are paired with a Year Six buddy who guides and supports them throughout their first year at primary school.  The love of a Year Six buddy knows no bounds and the ensuing relationship that develops ensures that all children who call Sacred Heart, Kew home become happy, respectful and grateful students.