Student Wellbeing and Behaviour Support

Ainslie School, like all schools, is uniquely placed to positively influence wellbeing. There is a critical role to play in fostering positive and sustainable characteristics that enable students to achieve their best. Evidence supports the strong, mutual relationship between wellbeing and learning. Identifying and reducing barriers to learning, including those linked to student wellbeing, can help to maximise the educational and social outcomes for students.

The Ainslie School approach to wellbeing is strongly grounded in research based practices through a Professional Learning Community model. Wellbeing is defined as an ongoing experience of wholeness and hope that is integral to learning and ultimately, to overall health and life success. It relates to the interconnectedness of emotional, physical, cognitive, social and spiritual dimensions within the person. Wellbeing encompasses nurturing the self, giving to others, and building and celebrating community.

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At the heart of all our endeavours is the student. Ainslie School is committed to building a learning community that is a safe, nurturing and academically challenging environment for all students. We employ and access a range of specialist teachers and support personnel to create an optimal environment for student learning and wellbeing.

Our Student Wellbeing and Behaviour Support Framework focuses on:

  • Creating a positive school culture that is fair and respectful
  • Building a safe and supportive school environment
  • Expecting positive, supportive and respectful relationships that value diversity
  • Promoting pro-social values and behaviours
  • Encouraging student participation and student voice
  • Proactively engaging with parents and carers
  • Implementing preventative and early intervention approaches
  • Responding to individual students and
  • Linking to the local community.