Well-Being in Primary
Student Well-Being is a fundamental focus in our approach to Primary School.
It is widely acknowledged that the social and emotional skills, knowledge, and behaviours that young people learn in the classroom can help them to build resilience.
Emotional well-being is a clear indicator of academic achievement, success, and satisfaction throughout life. Research shows that student well-being programmes in schools can be significant in helping students develop such well-being. Well-being programmes are also credited with contributing to reductions in classroom misbehaviour and bullying.
Our Primary School students participate in a wide range of well-being initiatives, including the following programmes:
- Zones of Regulation: A programme designed to foster self-regulation and emotional control in younger children.
- Mindfulness: Mindfulness plays a key role in the Primary Well-being Programme, with students partaking in such activities at least once a week. This ensures that they begin the academic day in an energised, positive state and have a clear mind for their day of classes.
- Buddy Program: Our Buddy Program pairs younger and older students together for a variety of activities in the week. This helps our Primary students feel a strong sense of belonging during their learning journey at ISWA.