From the Director of Wellbeing, Matthew Porter
Wellbeing implementation, review and refinement
As we move into the second semester of our new wellbeing model, we are continuing to reflect upon ways in which we can further improve and refine the program.
Waverley College is driven by a deep belief that every student is capable of successful learning. A high priority is given to building and maintaining positive and caring relationships between staff, students and parents. We have developed a strong collegial culture of mutual trust and support among teachers and school leaders and parents are treated as partners in the promotion of student learning and wellbeing. Waverley College works to maintain a learning environment that is safe, respectful, tolerant, inclusive and that promotes intellectual rigour.
An essential part of this process is gaining feedback from key stakeholders. All staff mentors are currently completing a survey based on their experiences to date. We also welcome your input, so if you wish to contribute your ides or share your experiences please contact me directly or your son’s Head of House.
Wellbeing Curriculum now available on Power Learning
One of the areas for continued development has been to improve the accessibility of the Wellbeing curriculum materials. All daily mentor time activities are now available to students and mentors via the College’s online Power Learning Portal.
Our focus for Weeks 1 and 2 of Term 3 is “Goal Setting and Striving”.
Based on the mid-year reports and information shared at the parent interviews, all students have been encouraged to articulate “stretch goals” which will challenge them to continue seeking improvement in their schooling, sport and personal life.
We encourage you to continue this conversation at home by asking your sons to choose one long term goal for the future with a series of short term goals which will help them to achieve their desired outcome. All goals should be “SMART” – Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time focussed.
School TV Trial Continues
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