Pakenham Consolidated School provides an educational environment which recognises, values and builds student wellbeing and develops students who are physically and emotionally healthy. The emotional and physical wellbeing of our students is pivotal to their success at school, as adolescents, and in their future lives. Physically and emotionally healthy students are happy, able to deal positively with life’s challenges, experience a sense of connectedness with the school and others, and are well placed to develop into well-balanced and successful young adults.StaffingAt PCS our Wellbeing Team consists of a Primary Welfare Officer, a Critical Case Manager and a Social Worker. We also have access to psychologists and speech pathologists through the Education Department.Whole school approach
The foundation of our positive school is the active participation of all members of the school community so they feel valued, safe and secure; are provided with meaningful opportunities to contribute to the school; and have every opportunity to meet their personal and educational potential. A key component of the school’s approach to prevention is teaching positive behaviours. This is achieved through the use of role modelling, having clear expectations of appropriate behaviour, relationship restoration through Restorative Practices, and logical consequences to address inappropriate behaviour.Programs
The school community is supported by programs that support a safe environment and encourage open discussion.
RESILIENCE is the ability to bounce back/push through/shake it off and PROBLEM SOLVE when faced with disappointment and challenges. We are promoting to all students that when they are faced with a difficult situation, a challenging issue, a disappointing circumstance or someone is 'dipping in their bucket' that they first try to be resilient and problem solve before asking for help (unless in danger). They do this by asking themselves 3 questions:1. Have I asked them to stop?2. Can I ignore it?3. It is possible to walk away?
Seasons for Growth® aims to strengthen the social and emotional wellbeing of children and young people who are dealing with significant loss or change including the death of a loved one, parental divorce or separation, the experience and aftermath of natural disaster and moving house or school as well as many other life changes and losses. This program is run by our Wellbeing Team, once per year. For more information please read through the forms or contact the school.