Wellbeing Approach

A Community Approach to Wellbeing

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We believe students need to be happy to learn.

Core to our work at St Columba’s is student wellbeing. We believe in a whole school approach to both staff and student wellbeing that reflects contemporary research.

At St Columba’s Memorial School, we have in place a curriculum which focuses on student wellbeing and prioritised. Emphasis is placed on naming emotions and creating toolboxes that enable children to be successful. We employ a school chaplain which enables us to work with outside agencies to support student and family wellbeing.

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Growth Mindset

Growth Mindset Individuals who believe their talents can be developed (through hard work, good strategies, and input from others) have a growth mindset. They tend to achieve more than those with a more fixed mindset (those who believe their talents are innate gifts). This is because they worry less about looking smart and they put more energy into learning. At SCMS we teach the value of a growth mindset through our Raising Hearts and Minds approach.

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Zones of Regulation

Zones of Regulation

The Zones of regulation is a systematic, cognitive behavioural approach to teach self-regulation at SCMS by categorising the ways we feel into four different zones. The framework provides strategies for students to become more aware of and independent in controlling their emotions and impulses, manage their sensory needs

Circle Time

Circle Time is an activity that’s used weekly in all classes at SCMS to help develop positive relationships between children. It aims to give them tools to engage with and listen to each other. The school is currently developing a Circle Time zone in our School Fruit Orchard.