The Healthy Schools Healthy Futures Project that was designed to support schools to develop programs and structures to increase student well being and resilience.
Many of the original volunteers on this group were also members of the SRC and now all of the SRC are members of this committee. The committee also has volunteers from outside of the SRC who were keen to be a part of the development of these programs.
The students have undertaken the mammoth task of developing a strong student voice through leading focus groups, class discussions, year meetings and class voting processes to determine the key areas for development in the project.
The key identified areas and the progress to date are listed below :
Key identified areas and progress
Key Areas for Development
Improved understanding of mental health issues
Black Dog Institute Seminars on mental health
Grief & Loss support Group
Anger Management courses for students
The implementation of structures to support anti bullying and harassment
Plays relating to Cyber Bullying prevention
Introduction of Peer Mediation
Increasing the fun activities organised for students
Lunch time concerts
Youth week activities
Developing discipline structures that reduce the disruptive behaviours to allow all students to reach their full potential.
Positive Behaviour for Leanring
This is an impressive and challenging list. The students and staff have been working hard to develop programs and activities that would support achieving these goals.