Thursday 01 June 2023

Director of Student Wellbeing

  • Visible Wellbeing: Positive Reinforcement
  • Wellbeing Programs
  • 60TH Anniversary Celebrations - 1980s and 1990s Dress up Day
  • Visible Wellbeing: Positive Reinforcement
  • Wellbeing Programs
  • 60TH Anniversary Celebrations - 1980s and 1990s Dress up Day

Visible Wellbeing: Positive Reinforcement

In taking a strength-based approach to the growth of young people, positive psychology encourages positive reinforcement to drive changes to behaviour. At Ave Maria College we affirm our students as the grow the Learner Attributes, we offer commendations, and we provide them with opportunities for responsibility as they demonstrate their maturity and commitment. Our focus is on positive relationships that look for the strengths in our young people. 

Parents can support this by also focusing on strengths and explicitly articulating those strengths. Often young people don’t know what their strengths are, and it is helpful for them to hear it from a range of sources. Examples of the strengths that we focus on are resilience, curiosity, confidence, respectfulness, critical thinking, independence, compassion for others, engagement, and a commitment to the College.

Wellbeing Programs

We are running a range of programs this term to support our students in a range of areas:

  • Years 9 to 12 will participate in workshops from Elevate Education. These workshops will focus on developing study skills and learning how to prepare for exams. This will help us tackle anxiety around workload, study and managing exams.
  • Year 8 students will participate in a workshop by Toolbox Education focusing on mindset and the way we think about situations. This will help students question the way they approach conflict or challenging situations with friends.
  • Year 9 and 10 students will participate in workshops presented by Elephant Education. Elephant Education supports the Respectful Relationships curriculum, and they will be tackling the issues around consent. A letter will be sent to parents to provide more details.

Our wellbeing program is designed to support the holistic growth of our students and develop their ability to engage fully in the learning experiences offered. We work in partnership with our families to create safe, nurturing environments that allow our students to grow their strengths and tackle their challenges with confidence and a strong sense of self.

60th Anniversary Celebrations - 1980s and 1990s Dress Up Day

A reminder that the College’s 1980s and 1990s dress up day is on Monday, 5 June 2023. Bring a gold coin donation and dress up in classic 80s or 90s style to continue the 60th anniversary celebrations.

Mrs Natalie Meddis
Acting Assistant Principal (Community and Partnerships)