The purpose of this policy is to describe Brisbane Catholic Education's (BCE) approach to student wellbeing. BCE is committed to creating quality learning opportunities for all students and to grow engagement, progress, achievement and wellbeing. Student wellbeing and learning are inextricably linked, embedded in the life of the school, and achieved with the cooperation of family, school, parish and community.
This policy must be read in conjunction with: Student Protection policy; Student Behaviour Support policy; Student Attendance policy; Preventing and Responding to Student Bullying and Harassment in Schools policy; Learning and Teaching framework and the Code of Conduct.
This policy emphasises the interconnectedness of wellbeing and improved learning outcomes so that holistic growth is supported, and each student can thrive in school and beyond.
BCE’s commitment to our students, parents and community is that our schools will be learning and teaching environments where students are successful learners, confident and creative individuals and active and informed citizens and able to achieve their full potential. There are strong links between a positive sense of wellbeing and higher levels of achievement, engagement with learning, attendance, resilience and positive student behaviour.
BCE achieves a whole school approach to student wellbeing through eight key elements: