Our student wellbeing officer
My name is Lea Naismith and I am the student wellbeing officer 2 days a week (Monday and Tuesday).
My role is to support students, parents, teachers and the school community if they are feeling worried, anxious, angry or sad about things. I can also help with friendship issues, getting along skills, teamwork, transition, separations, and conflict. I have strategies and resources that might be able to help. I am here to assist the social and emotional wellbeing of the school so that student learning is not effected by emotional issues and to assist students at this school to become resilient members of the world.
KidsMatter and Respectful relationships
At Bayles Regional Primary School we participate in KIDSMATTER.
KidsMatter is an initiative that provides practical strategies to staff, students and families regarding positive mental health. Children who are mentally healthy are better able to meet life’s challenges and have stronger relationships with the people around them. They are also better learners who are more likely to succeed at school. Good mental health in childhood provides a solid basis for managing changes as they grow. One of the many strategies that Bayles Regional Primary School use that support positive mental health include The Respectful Relationships program. This program is part of the Victorian Curriculum and covers eight topics of social and emotional learning throughout primary and secondary schools including:
- Emotional literacy;
- Personal strengths;
- Positive coping;
- Stress management; and
Other wellbeing strategies and programs that Bayles Regional Primary School participates in and promotes include
- Lunchtime programs (gardening, drawing, sports, relaxation, Lego, choir, art)
- Incursions and Excursions (First Aid in schools program for students, ANZAC day performances, Life Skills, School Sports, Cross Country and Swimming carnivals)
- Individual and small group counselling
- KidsMatter teacher training professional development