Student Wellbeing

In St Margaret’s primary school, we believe the emotional health and wellbeing of students, staff and families are important priorities. Through a holistic approach, we aim to develop the social and emotional competencies of individuals in addition to enhancing the various relationships of students. This is developed through our school-based program: Habits, Heart, Mind and Soul.

As a school we have identified key components through which the program is taught. These include: service, relationships, safety, (Cybersafety, Daniel Morcombe Foundation) and faith. This program is supported by a curriculum program You Can Do It which focuses on five keys to success: resilience, confidence, getting along, persistence and organisation.

Outdoor Education

The primary school offers a sequential, structured program for students in Years 3 to 6 focusing on respect and responsibility for self, others and the natural world. Each year's program builds on the previous years by increasing the number of days and building on activities that require more self-regulation. The outdoor experiences not only provide opportunities to interact with nature, but also provide challenges and risks for the girls in a safe environment. The camps in each year level contribute to the development of a girl's risk-taking disposition which sets the foundation for the challenge of learning.