Student wellbeing matters greatly to us. We know that there is a close connection between wellbeing and academic success. We also know the benefits that flow for everyone when young people learn to manage their thoughts and emotions, cope with stress and disappointment and feel confident and informed about seeking help at difficult times in their lives.
At BSC we provide a timetabled social and emotional learning program from Year 7-12 called COGS ( Community, Opportunity, Growth and Success) that is targeted to the needs of students in each year level.
Many of our teachers have been trained in Youth Mental Health First Aid, and our full Year 10 2014 cohort was fortunate to be funded by Rotary to participate in a Peer Teen Youth Mental Health Training pilot. This will be repeated during 2016.
All teachers have undertaken a series of Positive Psychology modules throughout 2014 and 2015, with the purpose of fulfilling our commitment to the teaching of wellbeing in every classroom.
Our extensive Co-curricular Program further enhances student wellbeing and connectedness.