At Wellington Christian School we recognise that the social, emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing of students is of key importance to their success at school and actually enjoyment of life. Students with a positive sense of wellbeing are happy, settled, responsible and resilient. They enjoy positive relationships with peers, staff and parents, and are engaged in all aspects of their schooling. Such students are strongly placed to develop into well balanced adults who confidently know who they are and are willing to take their place in the world. For this reason, WCS is committed to promoting, nurturing and developing each student’s sense of wellbeing.
At WCS, day-to-day responsibility for wellbeing lies with each student’s class teacher. These teachers know their students well and are in an excellent position to speak into their lives and identify any concerns regarding wellbeing. Class teachers are assisted in this role by the Head of School and other support staff.
Students participate in a range of wellbeing initiatives at WCS. These include whole school approaches, as well as activities targeted at key developmental stages, such as Kindergarten Orientation and various Year Group excursions. Students may also participate in targeted programs, such as social skills groups, to address particular needs. WCS has access to a Psychologist when needed, who helps to promote wellbeing across the school and is able to provide specialised support for a range of concerns. A School Chaplain is also at WCS one day a week to talk with and support all members of the school community as they deal with the demands of life.