Student Wellbeing and Diversity
“Wellbeing is integral to learning excellence and ultimately to overall health and life success. Wellbeing enables us to give expression to our authentic selves to realise our unique potential (Horizons of Hope, CEM, 2017).”
At St Gabriel’s we are justifiably proud of our safe, welcoming, inclusive school. We believe the wellbeing of our school community is the building block of our whole school culture.
The Catholic school community of St Gabriel’s fosters a safe, welcoming and nurturing environment for all. We believe that the experience of belonging and connectedness is essential for wellbeing to thrive. Through relationships with one another, the children of our school are enabled to discover who they are and find acceptance of self and each other.
At St Gabriel’s, we value the uniqueness of each child and their story – a story that is embedded in family, culture, history and traditions. All members of our school community are welcomed and treated with dignity and respect. Our school policies and practices are grounded in faith and promote an acceptance of uniqueness and individuality. We actively encourage our students to strive to make a difference in the world, to question and challenge injustices and act as compassionate and thoughtful members of society, living the Gospel in their daily lives.
“All students regardless of race, age or gender, by virtue of their dignity as human persons, have a right to an education that is suited to their particular needs and adapted to their ability, (Pope Paul VI 1965).”
Learning Diversity at St Gabriel’s Primary School is enacted through an inclusive approach to teaching and learning, whereby every student has the opportunity to experience success.
Educators at our school enact inclusive policies and practices to accurately identify the diverse learning needs of individuals, consider effective approaches of support, provide adequate adjustments and monitor progress of all learners.
St. Gabriel’s commitment to child safety:
- We are committed to the safety, wellbeing, participation and empowerment of all children.
- We will listen and respond to the views and concerns of all children.
- We support and respect all children, staff and our volunteers.
- We have a zero tolerance for child abuse. All allegations and safety concerns will be treated seriously and consistently, in line with our child safety policies and procedures.
- We have legal and moral obligations to contact authorities when we are worried about a child’s safety, which we will follow rigorously.
- We are committed to preventing child abuse and identifying risks early and removing and reducing these risks.
- We have in place screening procedures and recruitment practices for all staff and volunteers.
- We are committed to regularly training and educating our staff and volunteers on child abuse risks.
- We are committed to the safety of children from a culturally and/or linguistically diverse background.
- We have specific policies, procedures and training in place that support our leadership team, staff and volunteers to achieve these commitments.