What is a School Wellbeing Team? How can they help?

News June 2021

What is a School Wellbeing Team? How can they help?

Central to school success is Wellbeing. It is a term that we often hear within our schools but what does it actually mean? Well-being is multilayered and encompasses the experience of health, happiness, and success. It includes having good mental health, high life satisfaction, a sense of meaning or purpose, and ability to manage stress. When our wellbeing is off balance we certainly feel the impact. Being able to recognise a decline in Wellbeing early is helpful in order to get the right type of support.

The five Types of Wellbeing

  1. Emotional Wellbeing – The ability to practice stress-management techniques, be resilient, and generate the emotions that lead to good feelings.
  2. Physical Wellbeing – The ability to improve the functioning of your body through healthy eating and good exercise habits.
  3. Social Wellbeing – The ability to communicate, develop meaningful relationships with others, and maintain a support network that helps you overcome loneliness.
  4. Workplace Wellbeing – The ability to pursue your interests, values, and purpose in order to gain meaning, happiness, and enrichment professionally.
  5. Societal Wellbeing – The ability to actively participate in a thriving community, culture, and environment.

Within each of the Primary Schools within the Wagga Diocese is the “Wellbeing Committee” which consists of the School Principle, Assistant Principal, Inclusive and Diverse learning Teacher (IDLT), Pastoral Care Worker, and School Wellbeing Practitioner.

Each member of the Wellbeing Team brings with them expertise within their role and contributes to working together to support the Wellbeing of the school community.

Wellbeing meetings are held weekly in larger schools and fortnightly/monthly in other smaller schools.

If you notice your child’s wellbeing declining whether it’s related to learning, friendship difficulties or social and or emotional wellbeing get in contact with their classroom teacher. Depending on the need, a referral to the wellbeing committee may be required.

Learn more about our School Wellbeing Support Program