Lugarno Public School is committed to nurturing every individual so that they connect, thrive and succeed. Our school’s implementation of Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) ensures a whole school commitment to clear, consistent expectations for behaviour in the various learning and play settings around the school.
In addition, our whole-school, year-long student wellbeing and resilience program called ‘Bounce Back’ is a key focus. ‘Bounce Back’ has been developed to support teachers in their efforts to promote positive mental health and wellbeing in their students and, in particular, enable them to act resiliently when faced with challenges and adversity. ‘Bounce Back’ integrates the explicit teaching of important social and emotional skills. Our aim is to promote respectful relationships, belonging and inclusion at Lugarno PS.
All students in K-6 will explore program units about core values, people bouncing back, courage, looking on the bright side, emotions, relationships, humour, anti-bullying and achieving success through effort. Students will engage in regular classroom activities that include educational games, music, art, drama/role plays, literature and cooperative strategies such as discussions/class sharing and problem solving (‘Circle Time’). Many of the activities also feature critical and creative higher order thinking.
The core values of:
Learning (which includes striving for one’s personal best; having the courage to take risks and take on learning challenges; commitment and effort);
Participating Safely (demonstrating responsibility and making safe choices);
Showing Respect (cooperation; respect for self, others and the environment)
will form the foundation of everything that we do at Lugarno PS and complement our ‘Positive Behaviour for Learning’ framework and expectations.