Our small school offers us a distinct advantage when addressing student well-being. The strong sense of community is showcased in our buddy and peer support programs, mindfulness lessons, PBL, Gratitude Week celebrations and inter generational programs.
Led by a dedicated staff and school leaders, these initiatives are all inclusive and highly valued, enabling us to offer the children a well rounded education.
The TPPS Mindfulness program is coordinated by our school chaplain, Miss Benita and learning support teacher, Mrs Guthrie. Students are taken on a mindfulness journey, with a focus on growth mindset, giving them the ability to identify the emotions they experience in social situations and implement learned strategies.
Gratitude Week is an annual school celebration, a week of activities that encourage our students to be mindful and show gratitude. Students participate in meditation, yoga, song writing, journal writing, rock painting, music therapy and more. This year we will be incorporating 'Grandparents' Day' as we are grateful for our families.
A short video was put together from our celebrations last year to highlight the importance of gratitude in our daily lives. Please enjoy http://bit.ly/2yNQIhH
Inter generational programs
We are proud to have a long standing partnership with Woolooware Shores and Goodhew Gardens. All classes visit Goodhew Gardens once a term. They enjoy sharing stories, singing, showing off their artwork and playing games with the residents. The visits are mutually beneficial and a wonderful opportunity to learn from each other.
The children are also fortunate to have volunteers from Woolooware Shores and the local community who visit the school on a weekly basis to assist with our literacy programs.
Buddy and peer support
Students from K-6 participate in weekly peer support sessions with their buddies. The Better Buddies program encourages students to build resilience and self confidence, develop social skills and provides the younger children with positive role models.
Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL)
PBL is a whole school initiative which aims to encourage students to be safe, respectful learners across all aspects of the school. Each fortnight students familiarise themselves with a new focus, further reinforcing the message of safe, respectful learning. Outstanding achievements within this initiative are rewarded with a term based award, culminating in an end of year celebratory activity.
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging, for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and hopes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across the nation.
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