As well as teaching academic knowledge, skills and understandings, at Fairfield Primary School we promote student wellbeing, resilience and positive social attitudes. This learning primarily occurs on a daily basis through classroom and playground interactions. Through our school value of ‘Respect’ teachers model and foster prosocial behaviours which are associated with positive health and academic outcomes.
At Fairfield Primary School, we are committed to the Resilience Rights and Respectful Relationships program, developed by the Department of Education. This program focuses on eight modules to promote social and emotional skills and positive gender norms. All year groups have an explicit lesson based on this program.
We implement the BounceBack program which is based upon building wellbeing and resilience. BounceBack promotes positive and practical strategies to assist students to develop interpersonal skills, confidence and resilience. BounceBack is taught explicitly in Foundation and is referred to at different stages of the school.
Restorative Practice is a strategy that seeks to repair relationships that have been damaged. When incidents have occurred, this practice aims for students to reflect upon their actions to lead to positive changes in behaviour.
Teachers at Fairfield Primary School refer to the Zones of Regulation. These zones help children to categorise their emotions and provides an opportunity for communication and reflection.
Kate Wilde from the Human Development Workshop works alongside students, staff and parents every year and presents a program that promotes the social development of young people.