Extraordinary Wellbeing at St Peter’sWoodlands

Providing extraordinary Wellbeing Programs

Wellbeing at St Peter’s Woodlands is defined as a state of positive attitude, enabling students and our community to succeed and flourish through evidence-based practices and programs, enabling students to be healthy, safe and learn to be comfortable in the uncomfortable.

St Peter’s Woodlands approach to wellbeing is holistic, embedding implicit and explicit concepts and activities into everyday learning, across the classrooms, playgrounds and in co-curricular activities.

At St Peter’s Woodlands we run a range of targeted of wellbeing programs and initiatives support our students’ wellbeing – many of which have shown to have a positive impact on attitudes, behaviours and academic outcomes. Wellbeing is the foundation for everything at school. For students, if they’re not feeling that sense of wellbeing in themselves, it’s hard for them to perform at their best in their learning, peer relationships, trying new things…that sense of wellbeing is at the heart of everything.

Positive Psychology & Positive Education Approach

Threaded throughout our school curriculum is Positive Education, which is developed directly from the principles of Positive Psychology. At the core, Positive Psychology is an evidence-based preventative model focusing on teaching tools and methods that promote resilient thinking which children can use during negative and challenging times.

Stemming from this Positive Education approach, SPW has chosen to adopt an evidence based framework, blending academic learning with character strengths and wellbeing. Simply put, the purpose of Positive Education is to create a learning environment that fosters wellbeing and for students to flourish as future global citizens.


The BounceBack program is designed for Reception to Year 6 students and incorporates lessons that encourage relationship building, development of social and emotional skills. Furthermore, it provides children with a language to use when talking about their own wellbeing and development. The program is linked to the Australian Curriculum, with a strong literacy focus and lessons are timetabled weekly.

Kimochi Program

The Kimochi Program (KEY.MO.CHEE means “feeling’ in Japanese) is a program specifically for the ELC children. Kimochis are a playful way to help children learn how to identify and express feelings. This program provides these children with a tool to identify and express feelings. This program provides these children with a tool to communicate their feelings effectively and develop positive social skills.

Seasons for Growth

Seasons for Growth offers children a safe space to come together and share their experiences of change and loss. It is an innovative, evidence-based change, loss and grief education program that draws on the metaphor of the seasons to understand the experience of grief. It builds the knowledge and skills necessary to strengthen social and emotional wellbeing.

Pivot Program

Pivot Program is for students in upper Primary (Years 3 to 6). Once a week each student completes a survey to measure, track and support their wellbeing. Students respond to five questions on belonging, resilience and safety and asks them to rate responses to questions like ‘how are you feeling?’, have you felt safe at school?’ or ‘my friends take care of me’. It also enables students to reach out and ask for help. They can click a button that says ‘I’m struggling and I’d like to talk to someone’.

Wellbeing at St Peter's Woodlands

Wellbeing at St Peter's Woodlands

Providing extraordinary Wellbeing Programs at St Peter's Woodlands

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