Carlton Primary School has a strong commitment to the wellbeing of all students and families at the school. We have a Wellbeing coordinator available to support students and families as needed.
Our Student Wellbeing program operates across the whole school because we believe that every single student benefits from building relationships, a positive sense of self, and problem solving skills. With a trauma informed approach, school-wide positive behaviours influence, and Respectful Relationships classes, students are recognised for their positive behaviours and effort, encouraged to be their best, and supported to build the skills that they need. Effort; persistence; bravery; self-regulation; and reflectivity are taught, recognised and celebrated in all students (and teachers!).
Carlton Primary maintains a focus on family wellbeing because we know that when families are supported, students do better at school. We encourage parents to come and participate in activities at school, either as learners themselves, at adult classes, as volunteers in class, or part of the cheer squad at school events. Parents can always come and ask our wellbeing team about anything they would like to know about school, or anything else.
The creation of the Carlton Learning Precinct means that the close work we have been doing with support services in the local community will be even easier, especially as we now share a location with many of them. The Our Place community facilitators also support families and the local community in a range of ways, including education, employment and feedback about school improvements. Carlton Primary has long standing working relationships with local support services including the City of Melbourne Family Services, Cohealth, Drummond street services and the Royal Children’s Hospital. We take a whole of family, whole of community approach to supporting our students and our school.