Wellbeing at Queenscliff Primary School

At Queenscliff Primary School, our commitment to providing a positive and supportive learning environment extends beyond academic excellence to the social and emotional wellbeing of every child. In line with this vision, we proudly embrace two key initiatives — the School Wide Positive Behaviour Initiative (SWPBS) and the Respectful Relationships curriculum.

Leader of Disability and Inclusion

Hannah Petrie is the Leader of Disability and Inclusion. Within this role she coordinates the Disability Inclusion Profiles (DIPS), Student Support Groups (SSG), Individual Education Plans (IEPs), as well as ensuring the wellbeing curriculum (Respectful Relationships and SWPBS) is embedded across the whole school.

At Queenscliff Primary School we aim to ensure that all students' needs are adequately met within the classroom setting. This involves a commitment to creating an inclusive environment that caters to the diverse requirements of each individual student, fostering an atmosphere where everyone can thrive academically and personally.

School Wide Positive Behaviour Support

School Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS) is a systemic approach to creating a safe and effective school environment where all students can succeed. The core principles of SWPBS involve teaching behavioural expectations, acknowledging and reinforcing positive behaviours, and providing support for students who may need additional assistance. This program is designed to promote a culture of respect, responsibility, and resilience within schools.

Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships (RRRR)

Respectful Relationships aims to assist school settings in promoting and embodying values of respect and equality. This program also provides support for educators in guiding our children to develop skills in building healthy relationships, resilience, and confidence. Students engage in various units focused on Emotional Literacy, Personal Strengths, Positive Coping, Problem Solving, Stress Management, Help Seeking, Gender & Identity, and Positive Gender Relations.

Benefits of Respectful Relationships

Enhanced Learning Environment:
Respectful relationships create a positive and inclusive atmosphere where students feel safe, valued, and supported. This, in turn, enhances the overall learning experience and academic performance.

Social and Emotional Development:
Through positive relationships, students develop essential social and emotional skills. They learn empathy, effective communication, and conflict resolution – skills that are crucial for success both inside and outside the classroom.

Community Engagement:
Building respectful relationships fosters a sense of community within the school. Parents, educators, and students collaborate more effectively, creating a unified front that supports the overall well-being of the school community.

Recognising Diverse Learning Styles

At Queenscliff, we acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness of every child. We firmly believe that every student learns differently, and our curriculum is designed to accommodate diverse learning styles. By recognising and embracing these differences, we create an inclusive environment that allows each child to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.

Behaviour Matrix

Queenscliff Primary School’s Behaviour Matrix outlines the 5 key Pillars of the School and explicit behaviours expected from students to reflect our school’s values. The Behaviour Matrix is displayed in all classrooms and regularly referred to throughout the day to promote positive, respectful student behaviours.

QPS Behaviour Matrix