Resilience & Well-being

Resilience & Well-being - A Major Priority

We acknowledge the vision of The National Safe Schools Framework (NSSF) which underpins all decision making regarding student resilience and well-being education and informs our curriculum planning at every stage of student development. We:

  • affirm the rights of all members of the school community to feel safe and be safe at school;
  • acknowledge that being safe and supported at school is essential for student wellbeing and effective learning;
  • accept responsibility for developing and sustaining safe and supportive learning and teaching communities that also fulfil the school’s child protective responsibilities;
  • encourage the active participation of all school members in developing and maintaining a safe school community where diversity is valued;
  • actively support young people to develop understanding and skills to keep themselves and others safe, and
  • commit to developing a safe school community through a whole-school and evidence-based approach.


What Does Resilience & Well-being Look Like at Olinda?

  • We embed our school values of Self-Mastery, Respect, Responsibility, Resilience and Persistence in all curriculum areas.
  • We implement Play is the Way as our behaviour education program for teaching social and emotional competence using guided play, classroom activities and consistent empowering language. View here at:
  • We make time to discuss student concerns in a daily reflective ‘circle time’.
  • Our Student Wellbeing Coordinator works with students and families to address any concerns.
  • We follow the Restorative Practice approach to enhance social strategies and problem solving.
  • We use the eSmart Program to promote cyber safety.
  • Kimochi’s – toys with feelings inside - are used in the classroom to help students understand and verbalise their emotions.
  • All staff have undergone the Australia Childhood Foundation’s 'Trauma Informed Practice’ professional development.
  • We practice quick daily Developmental Movement Therapy exercises to wake up our brains and get ready for learning.


The Australian Government Department of Education and Training website states that “student resilience and wellbeing are essential for both academic and social development and this is optimised by the provision of safe, supportive and respectful learning environments. Schools share this responsibility with the whole community. Not only do confident, resilient children with a capacity for emotional intelligence perform better academically, these skills can also contribute to the creation of strong social bonds and supportive communities, and the maintenance of healthy relationships and responsible lifestyles.”

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To support our school in developing policies and procedures that reflect our passion for child safety, we undertake a School Audit through the Safe Schools Hub to highlight any key priority issues that may arise.  We are reflective and proactive about student safety.

Parents, you can visit the Safe Schools Hub, to explore a wide range of online resources for supporting your child’s development.