As part of the Katandra School’s Behaviour Support Policy, we have adopted the Victorian Department of Education and Training endorsed School-Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS) framework, to help build a positive learning environment and positive school culture for our students. As an internationally recognised framework the DET (2013) endorses the “School-Wide Positive Behaviour Support [as] an evidence-based framework for preventing and responding to student behaviour”.
Mindfulness is a state of calm reached by learning how to manage your awareness of the present moment while accepting your current state of emotions and bodily sensations. Stress management, clarity of thought, and better health are some of the benefits research has found in the practice of mindfulness. At Katandra we introduce all students to the fundamentals of mindfulness and how it can be used to help them regulate their emotions, centre their learning, and bring better attention focus to various activities.
Respectful Relationships supports schools and early childhood settings to promote and model respect, positive attitudes and behaviours. At Katandra we have on ongoing commitment to ensure our students and school community are taught all components of the Respectful Relationships program. We have found it teaches our children how to build healthy relationships, resilience and confidence.