Eudunda Area School: growing wellbeing step by step
Eudunda is a country town in South Australia about 98 kms north-east of Adelaide. Eudunda Area School is a combined primary/secondary campus with 180 students from Reception to Year 12. It has been a mental health-promoting school for about ten years, involved with MindMatters which was incorporated into the Pastoral Care program. The Success Coordinator thought that KidsMatter Primary would be an important framework to implement in the primary school. KidsMatter Primary was launched at the end of Term 2 2012 with a strong community focus in the main street.
Marymount College - Wellbeing is always on the agenda
Marymount College is a Catholic girls’ middle school. It is located in Hove about 12 kms south-west of Adelaide. The College enrols 490 students from Years 6-9. The school story describes the way the College began working with KidsMatter Primary in 2009. It also outlines the steps in 2011 the Action Team took to initiate ‘Marymount Matters’ by incorporating MindMatters with KidsMatter Primary across the school. Marymount College received national recognition for its work with MindMatters in 2012 and KidsMatter Primary in 2013.
Tailem Bend Primary School: Parents are welcome
Involving the local community in launching KidsMatter Primary was easy at Tailem Bend Primary School. A meeting was held, and businesses offered to donate their time and goods such as free cappuccinos. Five community health agencies presented information about their services. The message picked up by 40 parents who attended was that children are the focal point of everything in the school.
Saint David’s Parish School has fully embedded inclusiveness and social and emotional learning into its strategic plan, policies and curriculum. The school was presented with a KidsMatter Primary Recognition Award for achieving excellent outcomes in promoting inclusiveness and improving the social and emotional wellbeing of its students.