Student Wellbeing

At Christ the Priest Catholic Primary School, we seek to provide an environment which nurtures the social, emotional, physical and spiritual development of every child, and encourages the fulfilment of personal potential in all achievements.

A positive sense of Wellbeing refers to a state of being well physically, mentally, and spiritually.  At Christ the Priest, our lens of wellbeing is further illuminated by our faith, as we listen to the words of Jesus who said; ‘I have come that you may have life and have it to the full’ (John 10:10).  At Christ the Priest we provide students with a safe, inclusive and supportive learning environment, enabling and empowering students to flourish and realise their unique potential. 

We do this by:

  • Encouraging positive relationships between all members of the community by involving the community in the life of the school.
  • Engaging with an interpreter on staff 
  • Providing a RESP program for refugees 
  • Engaging and working closely with trauma informed organisations for refugee families such as Foundation House 
  • Collaboratively implementing a whole school approach to positive behaviour management
  • Weekly explicit teaching of social and emotional skills
  • Encouraging student voice and agency 
  • Providing student leadership opportunities from Prep-6 and senior level leadership 
  • Providing opportunities for Grade 5 and Grade 6 students to attend camp 
  • Providing various activities at break times to engage students and harness their strengths
  • Working in House Teams across the school and collaboratively working towards being a STAR (Safe, Team Workers, Achievers, Respectful) 
  • Facilitating an engaging two-year buddy program for our Prep and Year 5 students 
  • Engaging a school psychologist on staff 
  • Raise awareness on wellbeing topics that promote inclusion, respect and living in harmony with one another.

Positive Behaviour Learning (PBL)

At Christ the Priest we are committed to providing a learning environment that promotes positive behaviours enabling students to grow, develop and achieve success. Our school has implemented an evidence-based framework called ‘Positive Behaviour for Learning’ (PBL). This framework supports proactive and preventative approaches for all levels of behaviour to promote success at school. We have built our framework around the positive expectations of being a STAR (Safe, Team Worker, Achiever and Respectful)

Similarly, to academic achievement, we believe that behaviours and expectations need to be explicitly taught, modelled and practised. The staff at Christ the Priest actively model and teach all students about the expectations in all school spaces by providing clear and consistent boundaries. Rewards through Supernova Assemblies and acknowledgments through weekly assemblies are provided to students when positive behaviours are demonstrated and lived out in learning spaces and their interactions with their peers, staff and the school community. Reminders of our school expectations are visible all around our school and are embedded in our language and our culture. School Leaders and grade levels share examples of the expectations at weekly assemblies. Student Leaders also offer rewards to their peers when they are witnessed to be STARS while on the yard during break.

At Christ the Priest, We aim to be STARS


Team Workers



We encourage children to contribute in positive and responsible ways to their school and community.

Year 6 2023 Student Leadership Team fulfilling the following roles;

  • Liturgy Leaders
  • Arts Leaders
  • ICT Leaders
  • Inclusion Leaders
  • Siena (Yellow) House Leaders
  • Lisieux (Red) House Leaders
  • MacKillop (Blue) House Leaders
  • Aquinas (Green) House Leaders

Our children are given opportunities to develop skills to:

  • recognize and manage emotions
  • develop care and concern for others
  • establish positive relationships
  • make responsible decisions
  • handle challenging situations effectively.

Our children will be supported in their ongoing development of positive self-awareness and healthy relationships, so that they can become resilient and empowered members of the community who are excited about the future for themselves and others.

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