St Francis de Sales College endeavours to assist each student develop their intellectual, physical, emotional, social and spiritual potential. As R-12 College community we nurture the social, spiritual and emotional development of our students to promote well-being and assist them in developing the skills to continue to care for and respect themselves and others.
We are well aware of the need to equip students with capabilities that will enable them to develop lifelong resilience and understand how to use their strengths of character.
In partnership with families and the broader educational community we develop relationships and educational vision, pedagogy and learning experiences that are focused on the well-being of every student to ensure the best possible outcomes, a love of learning and a deep engagement with faith and life, now and into the future.
Like any other Catholic school our College is often challenged to ensure that, in partnership with parents, the well-being of every student is foremost in the College’s commitment to ongoing improvement.
The College is committed to a whole school approach to promoting positive mental health and well-being. The MindMatters and Kidsmatters well-being frameworks focuses on entire school communities, not just individual students with identified needs. It aims to enhance the development of school environments where young people feel safe, valued, engaged and useful.
Within these well-being frameworks the science of Positive Psychology is used to nurture well-being and help our students and families to flourish.
The PERMA+ model, Character Strengths, culture of gratitude are embedded across the school R-12 within our curriculum, Pastoral Care Program, Counselling Services, Well-being activities and Parent Engagement.
It requires that all stakeholders: parents, students, staff and the community work together to create a protective environment that promotes mental health and well-being.