Wellbeing and Pastoral Care

Wellbeing and Pastoral Care is a core focus at Caloundra City Private School.

We focus holistically on your child's wellbeing across all aspects of the school, including Pelican's Nest, City Stars Kindergarten, Junior School and Senior School. 

A renewed focus on the Wellbeing of the community has been undertaken by the School. Wellbeing@CaloundraCity (as the new program has been coined) centres on the pathways to Wellbeing in education through physical and emotional safety, pro-social values of the School, social and emotional learning, a supportive and caring School community, a strength based approach to Wellbeing within the School and developing a sense of purpose and a healthy lifestyle for all members of the School community.

The Wellbeing@CaloundraCity framework intertwines the Caloundra City Private School Core Values and Beliefs with Martin Seligman’s (2011) PERMA-H Model of Wellbeing, in order to promote an environment for Caloundra City students, staff, parents and the community to grow and flourish. The first letters of PERMAH stand for – P – Positive Emotions; E – Engagement; R – Relationships; M – Meaning; A – Achievement and H – Health and Vitality.  The School’s Wellbeing program highlights the interconnectedness of PERMA-H and our School Values and the importance placed on each individual’s journey of emotional and physical wellbeing at Caloundra City Private School.  Wellbeing@CaloundraCity, is a P-12 Pastoral Care Framework, which aims to support staff and students to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives through the deliberate development and enhancement of the traits and elements which act as the building blocks for a positive and flourishing life.  This is being done via several means:

  • new social and emotional education initiatives interwoven through all aspects of the students daily lives at the school.
  • a new Student Diary and Daily Planner which has been designed specifically for the School with Mick Walsh and the Learning Curve group.
  • the use of quiet time and reflection through-out the students and staff days.
  • linking with Wellbeing organisations such as The Institute of Positive Education, Positive Education Schools Association and Action for Happiness Organisation and
  • a renewed importance placed on education ‘out of doors’.

In addition to this integrated program for your child, we value the importance to educate our whole community on how to foster a positive school environment. We have a dedicated School TV resource to help guide our families raise happy and resilient young people. In addition to this, we run events throughout the year for our community to help support them on their child-raising journey. We strongly value partnering with families to ensure the best possible outcomes for each child's individual needs. 

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