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. This program focuses on five keys to success: resilience, confidence, getting along, persistence and organisation.
The primary school camp program is a component of the relationship theme of our well being program. It begins in Year 3 and is a sequential, structured program building each year on the previous year’s program. The common threads each year are respect and responsibility. That is, a person values, respects, cares for and takes responsibility for herself and other people as well as the natural world.