Health & Wellbeing

Better Buddy

Our school philosophy aims to provide a safe, secure and caring environment, which allows for the development of adaptable, independent and confident students with high self esteem.

The following principles are reflected in our code of conduct:
  • Adherence to and modelling of our Core Values and Beliefs – Respect, Integrity, Passion, Optimism and Trust.
  • Positive student behaviours are promoted and recognised. 
  • All individuals are to be valued and treated with respect.
  • All forms of discrimination, prejudice, intimidation and harassment are discouraged.
  • Students have a right to work and play in a secure environment where they are able to develop their self-esteem, interests, talents and ambitions.
  • The school community can expect that the students will be encouraged to show courtesy, care and respect for the rights and property of others.
  • Teachers, supported by parents, can expect to be able to teach in an atmosphere of order and co-operation in a positive teaching and learning environment.
  • The Principal and staff have the obligation to implement the student code of conduct fairly, reasonably and consistently.

The student code of conduct contains the following principles concerning the rights of members of the school community:

  • The right to be safe.
  • The right to be treated with respect.
  • The right to learn, work and play without interference.

WellbeingWe believe all members of the school community have the right to work and learn in an environment that respects these rights and upholds the value of the individual. Teachers’ selective use of preventative strategies lessens the frequency, severity and escalation of inappropriate behaviours.  A planned intervention program developed around choices and logical consequences is implemented at both a classroom and whole-school level to assist the behavioural education of students.
The management of student behaviour is outlined in our classroom and out-of-classroom rules, which are designed involving students, to ensure the safety of everyone and not compromise the teaching and learning environment.

The Resilience Project

Croydon Hills Primary School is proud to be a fully accredited partnership school with the Resilience Project, to support the mental health of our students.

The Resilience Project aims to teach positive mental health strategies and to deliver practical strategies to build resilience, with a particular focus on gratitude, empathy, mindfulness and emotional literacy.  The program focuses on equipping students with the skills and knowledge to be healthy, happy, resilient young people.

The Resilience Project curriculum is integrated throughout the school from Prep to Year 6.  The students each have resilience journals that work in conjunction with teacher resources, and provide students with an opportunity to practise the techniques and strategies and reflect on their learning.   Students engage in a range of activities and evidence-based approaches to build resilience, in order to develop mental health.

Better Buddies
The aim of the Better Buddies Framework is to create friendly and caring primary school communities where bullying is reduced. The Framework is funded by The ‘Alannah and Madeline Foundation’, which is a national charity that protects children from violence. The Better Buddies Framework helps students to develop pro-social skills.  The activities focus on core values such as friendliness, responsibility, respect, caring for others, valuing and supporting difference and including others. The Better Buddies program is specifically designed to help children understand and use these values in safe, supportive social settings. 

The Buddy System is between the Preps and the Year 5s and helps to:

• Ease transition of younger students.
• Build relationships between peers.
• Provide activities that develop pro-social skills.
• Encourage leadership, responsibility and respect in older students.
• Enable younger children to feel safe and cared for while older children feel valued and respected.
• Foster a sense of whole school community.
• Extend or enhance a peer support structure already implemented at the school eg The Resilience Project.