Student Wellbeing

Student Wellbeing

At St Thomas' we endeavour to provide a safe and supportive environment that contributes to positive learning outcomes.

 

The Better Buddies program is supported by and is a major part of ‘The Alannah and Madeleine Foundation’. The program is a whole-school initiative designed to teach and reinforce the positive behaviours and values which underpin social competency.


The Better Buddies program involves older children buddying up with younger children. Values such as caring for others, friendliness, respect, empathy, responsibility, including others and accepting difference form part of the program. Through formal and informal activities, special events and games, these values are modelled and reinforced.


Better Buddies enables younger students to feel safe and cared for while older students feel valued and respected. This helps to develop safe and caring school communities where bullying is reduced.