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Reporting a Wellbeing Concern

wellbeing

Beyond Blue states that “Wellbeing is about balance in all aspects in life.  It encompasses the health of the whole person – physical, mental, social, and emotional. A person’s wellbeing can change moment to moment, day to day, month to month and year to year. It can be influenced by what’s happening in a specific moment and the actions that people take.  As with positive mental health, wellbeing is most likely to flourish in a supportive and inclusive environment – a safe place where diversity is acknowledged, respected and seen as adding to the vibrancy and strength of the entire community.”

Riverbanks College B-12 is a thriving and inclusive community that lives our values of kindness, belonging, collaboration and grit.  Wellbeing is fundamental to the learning process and we want to create kind and resilient life-long learners who will thrive today and in tomorrow’s world.

Reporting Wellbeing Concerns

Another way in which we seek to support our students is the utilisation of posimente, an online wellbeing platform where all members of our school community can communicate a concern connected to a student’s wellbeing.

You will be able to record your wellbeing or mental health concern using links below.

All wellbeing and mental health concerns will be assigned to a member of the Wellbeing team for follow up and action within an efficient and effective timeframe.

Thrive Time

We will explicitly teach wellbeing through our Thrive Time program.  Thrive Time is a structured, planned approach to wellbeing for learning and life that seeks to support all students through a systemic approach. The program fosters a positive school culture and equitable learning conditions for all students. The aim is to develop and support the social and emotional wellbeing of all students, with tiers of support that emphasise appropriate early interventions which enhance positive outcomes for all and fostering a thriving and inclusive community.

Students develop the skills and knowledge to feel confident in exercising their student voice responsibly, develop competencies to build resistance, positive mental health, and become leaders of their own learning. Thrive Time deepens students understanding of Riverbank College B-12 core values, and facilitates their intrapersonal, interpersonal, and cognitive skills to engage, inspire, and empower them to meet challenges they will inevitably face in today’s world.

We know that social emotional competent children who are engaged, inspired, and empowered:

  • are confident
  • develop the necessary relationships to support and encourage
  • do better at school
  • take on and persist with challenging tasks
  • develop necessary skills, knowledge, and dispositions to succeed in life.

Thrive Time encompasses 3 components and is delivered over 3 structured lessons a week:

  • Keeping Safe (CPC Curriculum) mandated curriculum, an evidence-based program designed to support students with feeling and being safe in their interactions with adults and other children and young people.
  • Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships (3R’s) covering emotional literacy, positive thinking, relationships, stress management.
  • Leaders for Learning encompassing Student Voice, Agency, Leadership, where our values will specifically be a focus, and the learning around emotional-regulation, self-respect, teaching them to have ownership of their behaviours, to understand their attitudes and behaviours on others, using their voice respectfully, and co-constructing assessments.