KidsMatter

KidsMatter has been an important initiative at our school since 2015 and we are looking forward to further developing the health and wellbeing of the students, staff and parents within the school community this year.

We have now moved into Component Two: Social and Emotional Learning for Students.

To the new parents (Or if you need a reminder), please visit the link below on the KidsMatter website for a short introductory video and background information about the initiative: https://www.kidsmatter.edu.au/primary/about-kidsmatter-primary

You may also like to view the KidsMatter video that was written and created by our 2017 KidsMatter Student Team. Please visit the KidsMatter section of our school website for the link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/isneh275ar6f133/KidsMatter%20movie.mp4?dl=0

The KidsMatter initiative is a framework that helps these places take care of children's mental health needs by:

  • Creating positive school and early childhood communities
  • Teaching children skills for good social and emotional development
  • Working together with families
  • Recognising and getting help for children with mental health problems.

KidsMatter was developed by mental health professionals and education and childcare staff in response to the high rates of school-age children with mental health difficulties and the problems they face getting help. It is a partnership between education and health sectors and is funded by the Australian Government and Beyondblue.

For more information, please see the fact sheets below or visit the KidsMatter website: www.kidsmatter.edu.au.