Student Welfare & Wellbeing
Our Wellbeing Theory of Action:
At MPPS we believe that if we can develop our students' social and emotional competencies and teach them strategies to support their positive mental health, then they will better understand how to regulate strong emotions, manage personal actions, resolve conflict and become resilient learners.
Berry Street Education Model:
As a school we are currently being trained in and implementing the Berry Street Education Model (BSEM).
BSEM provides strategies for teaching and learning that enables teachers to increase engagement of students with complex, unmet learning needs and to successfully improve all students’ self-regulation, relationships, wellbeing, growth and academic achievement.
Respectful Relationships education is a core component of the Victorian Curriculum which we teach from grade Prep to 6. It is all about embedding a culture of respect and equality across the entire school community.
Our Wellbeing Team
We currently have a range of friendly staff employed to help students with their mental health and wellbeing, including:
Social Worker: Liisa Tuisk
School Nurse: Ainsley James
PSD Coordinator: Adrian Quirk
Welfare Coordinator: Raylene Palmer
Ready Room: Sue Hillier
Therapy Dog: Mia
- As well as a large number of young male and female mentors who provide academic and social-emotional support to students, both in the classroom and outside during recess and lunchtime in organized sport & games.
The school’s transition programs run for Grades 6 to Year 7 and Kinder to Prep, to help make the transition from one environment to another as smooth as possible.
Close liaisons exist with our local kindergartens and highschool, Kurnai College, which hosts an Awareness Day for grades 5 & 6 in Semester 1 each year, as well as Statewide Transition Days held in December.
Future prep students are encouraged to attend our 'Come and Try Days' to get a feel for our school and see what it's like to be a prep student. Information is communicated to parents via kinders and our school newsletter/Facebook page.