Well-Being in Secondary
At The International School of Western Australia, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide and promote excellent well-being for our students.
At each year level, Secondary students experience programs and activities which nurture their physical, social, emotional, intellectual, and ethical development.
As part of our holistic approach to education, all students in the Secondary School belong to a Homeroom, with two Homeroom teachers overseeing their learning and well-being journey. They also participate in our Student Well-being Programme, which comprises of lessons and activities that promote international-mindedness, open-mindedness and cultural-mindedness.
Students participate in a variety of well-being programmes which include “Rights, Responsibilities and Respectful Relationships”, as well as continue to develop their Approaches to Learning skills, thinking skills, communication skills, self-management skills, research skills, and social skills. Students also participate in team building activities and House competitions as part of their Homeroom experience. Year 11 & 12 students have access to the College Counsellor during designated Homeroom time, which allows them a wonderful opportunity to learn more about post-secondary education.
Mindfulness also plays a key role in the Student Well-being Programme, with students partaking in such activities at least once a week. Three mornings a week, all secondary students participate in “Morning Exercise” before school. This ensures that they begin the academic day in an energised, positive state and have a clear mind for their day of classes.
Secondary students feel a strong sense of belonging during their learning journey at ISWA. Cross-generational friendships are promoted with a variety of activities taking place. During the first twenty minutes of the lunch break, all students have lunch in the grassed quadrangle and socialise. During the warmer months, students are often seen playing a variety of sports on the pop-up courts, such as volleyball and basketball. Regularly, on a Friday, a barbecue is cooked to help raise funds for the Student Council’s chosen charities.