At Truganina South Primary School
Student Resilience and Wellbeing are essential for both academic and social development, and are optimised by safe, supportive and respectful learning environments. Schools share this responsibility with the whole community. In 2020, we have created a Wellbeing Team to collaborate with teachers and families to support our students holistically. Our team includes the Principal Class, Leading Teacher – Wellbeing, Speech Pathologists, Social Worker and an Education Support Officer. We have created a welcoming space for students to feel safe and calm within the Wellbeing Hub. A key focus of the Wellbeing team is Social Thinking. Social Thinking focuses on helping children figure out how to think in social situations. Children are taught to observe and think about their own and others' thoughts and feelings. They also learn the connection between thoughts, feelings and behaviours. This in turn helps to promote better engagement, conflict resolution and relationships which leads to greater wellbeing. We are starting to run groups with students this year. The TSPS Wellbeing Team works to support optimum health and wellbeing for students and staff and to ensure a positive, safe and caring school community. The Wellbeing Team provides both targeted and small group support for students as well as support for ongoing staff development. The Wellbeing Team contributes to the School Wide Positive Behaviour Model – SWPBS and the intentional promotion of optimal learning, social and emotional development, personal strengths and resilience.
Our school Principal Class values and supports Wellbeing at TSPS. The Principal Class has an overarching view of the school context and priorities. They guide the Wellbeing team in a direction that is in line with the Whole School vision. They provide a range of support in the school for students, families and staff including:
Wellbeing and Engaement Leading Teacher
Our school Wellbeing and Engagement Leading Teacher, Alex, provides a range of support in the school for students, families and staff including:
These officers work on improvements that apply to the whole school community. This can include working with students, parents, staff and community organisations.
Speech and Language
Our school Speech and Language Therapists, Porsh and Stephanine, provide a range of support in the school for students, families and staff including:
Our school Education Support Staff, Julia, provides a range of support in the school for students, families and staff including: