The Wellbeing Team is an important part of our school and complements the care offered by other allied health disciplines and community services, and aims to assist our school community through the provision of help and care to support the personal and social wellbeing of our students and community. The Wellbeing Team is made up of the Assistant Principal, School Chaplain, and Wellbeing Coordinator. The Wellbeing Team focuses on the Emotional, Mental, and Social Wellbeing of our students and families.
At Delacombe Primary School we are proud of our inclusive culture and our commitment to student wellbeing and engagement. We have many programs in place which support our students to attend school, participate in class and enjoy learning, all overseen by the Wellbeing Team.
Delacombe Primary School is privileged to receive Government funding for the National School Chaplaincy Program, enabling Delacombe Primary School to have a Chaplain onsite. This is a voluntary program and its services are provided by our chaplain, Jesse Winter. The chaplaincy role focuses on providing pastoral care to the whole school community in the areas of mental, emotional, physical, spiritual, and social wellbeing. This includes:
Providing Pastoral Care for students, their families and staff
Helping the Wellbeing Team to create an environment which promotes the physical, emotional, social and intellectual development and wellbeing of all students
Working with Allied Health professionals and community agencies
Student Wellbeing and Chaplaincy
Delacombe Primary School actively strives to develop a safe, caring and inclusive learning environment where mutual respect and the pursuit of personal excellence form the basis for life long learning and future success. Our community is committed to the agreed values of:
Respect - Treating Others How We Would Like To Be Treated
Responsibility - Being a Positive Role Model and Making Good Choices
Enjoyment - Smiling, Having Fun and Taking Each Day as it Comes
Personal Best - Always Giving Everything a Red Hot Go
Integrity - Doing the Right Thing Even When No One is Watching
Consideration - Being Open and Always Thinking of Others Around Us
All children need care and support as they grow towards adulthood. This support should maximise access to teaching and learning and help the student develop resiliency. It is fundamental to acknowledge that student wellbeing is the responsibility of all staff working together in a supportive school environment.
Delacombe Primary School believes student learning cannot be separated from student wellbeing. Therefore, the curriculum needs to contain elements of personal, social and interpersonal development. At Delacombe Primary School we all work together as a learning community that is dedicated to caring, support, active participation and positive expectations for all. Each teacher plays an important role as a source of support for students. Students spend a significant amount of time at school and teachers are often an important adult connection for students.
A whole school approach to student wellbeing is based upon the needs of the student and the greater school community. Students at school do not learn in a vacuum. The diversity of backgrounds, culture, gender, socio-economic background, cognitive and life experiences add to the complexity students bring into the classroom. Our core business is to ensure all students have access to teaching and learning.