Wellbeing

Wellbeing at Berendale School.

Berendale School is committed to creating an inclusive learning environment that supports all students. Our Allied Health Team works with students, families and teachers to provide wellbeing and learning support.

The Allied Health Team.

Social Work

Our Allied Health Team includes a qualified Social Worker and can provide emotional and personal support to students, families and staff. The wellbeing programs are delivered to assist students further develop their skills in emotional regulation, emotional literacy and positive relationships.

Speech Pathology

The Speech Pathologist works closely with students, teaching staff and families in order to help students achieve their best communication and learning outcomes.

Through consultations, class programs, individual and small group sessions, students are supported in the areas of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), expressive and receptive language, literacy, social skills and articulation.

Respectful Relationships.

Respectful Relationships supports schools to promote and model respect, positive attitudes and behaviours.

As a Leading School in the Bayside Peninsula Area for Respectful Relationships, we strongly believe in equipping our learners with meaningful strategies that support their emotional regulation and ability to actively problem solve within the wider community. Through the Respectful Relationships program, we are able to allow our school community to build healthy relationships that display respect, integrity, resilience and independence.

Background about the program.

The Royal Commission into Family Violence identified the critical role that schools and early childhood education have in creating a culture of respect to change the story of family violence for future generations.

In 2016, respectful relationships education became a core component of the Victorian Curriculum from Foundation to year 12 and is being taught in all government and Catholic schools and many independent schools.

Everyone in our community deserves to be respected, valued and treated equally. We know that changes in attitudes and behaviours can be achieved when positive attitudes, behaviours and equality are embedded in our education settings.

Respectful Relationships is about embedding a culture of respect and equality across our entire community, from our classrooms to staffrooms, sporting fields, fetes and social events. This approach leads to positive impacts on student’s academic outcomes, their mental health, classroom behaviour, and relationships between teachers and students.

Together, we can lead the way in saying yes to respect and equality, and creating genuine and lasting change so that every child has the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

More information regarding the Department of Education and Trainings commitment to Respectful Relationships for all Government schools can be found here.