At St Paul’s we see Student Wellbeing as the core of everything in the school. Every staff member at St Paul’s is seen as a teacher of wellbeing. We believe that if a student has a good sense of self, connectedness and purpose, they will be happier and perform better.

We value Student Wellbeing highly, thus, as recommended by CEM, we have appointed a Student Wellbeing Leader who is a member of the School Leadership Team. Supporting the Student Wellbeing Leader is a ‘Wellbeing Sphere Team’ who is responsible for supporting policy development, goal setting, curriculum development and achieving positive outcomes in the area of Student Wellbeing.

Click on the links below to view our policies.

At St. Paul’s Primary School whole school strategies are in place to enhance Student Wellbeing and meet the individual needs of students including:

  • Student Wellbeing Leader
  • Child Safety Officer
  • School Psychologist (through Catholic Care counselling program)
  • Student Wellbeing Sphere Team
  • A Positive Approach to Supporting Student Behaviour
  • Restorative Practices
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Child Safety Awareness Units based on the Daniel Morcombe Curriculum
  • Seasons for Growth Program
  • Transition Programs
  • Buddy Program (Grade Prep and Grade 5/6)
  • Student Leadership Program
  • Cybersafety Education
  • School Core Values
  • Student Awards
  • Anti-Bullying Policy
  • St. Paul’s Newsletter: Wellbeing and Community Edition

Wellbeing is integral to learning excellence and ultimately to overall health and life success. – Catholic Education Melbourne, Horizons of Hope, Foundation Statement: Wellbeing in a Catholic School.

St. Paul’s embraces the belief that children and young people have the capacity to achieve their full potential when their wellbeing is nurtured in faith-filled learning environments that are safe, inclusive and respectful. – Catholic Education Melbourne, eXcel: Wellbeing for Learning.


Please enjoy our first parent education session focusing on ‘School Refusal and Anxiety’. This session has been developed by our school psychologist, Chloe. This year we will be offering a range of parent education sessions, which will provide information and support on a variety of topics:

Our second parent education session focusing on Fostering Confidence and Resilience in Children is now available on our school’s YouTube page. These sessions have been developed by our school psychologist, Chloe.

Topics covered in this session include:

  • What does it mean to be confident and resilient?
  • The relationship between confidence and resilience
  • Importance of Relationships
  • Play and Experience
  • Praise
  • Child Skill Building
  • Autonomy and Responsibility

Further Resources:

Kids Helpline: Resilience Strategies for Emotional Strength

If you have any feedback or questions about these sessions, please email Rebeca Lopez ( or Nicole Azarnikow (