Student wellbeing is a key pillar at Bayswater South Primary School. We value student voice, student engagement and connectedness from Foundation to Year 6.
At Bayswater South Primary School, we begin each year with a ‘Wellbeing Week’ from Foundation to Year 6 to ensure a smooth and positive start to the year. Classes participate in ‘get to know you activities’, build classroom Essential Agreements, vote for their SRC (Year 1 to Year 6), review the school values and introduce the wellbeing theme for the semester.
Every semester, we have a wellbeing theme that includes the school values and PYP Leaner Profile attributes.
In 2019, our wellbeing theme was ‘Connectedness’.
In Semester 1, 2020 our theme was ‘Kindness’. We are open-minded to others, we are caring and are good communicators.
In Semester 2, 2020 our theme was ‘Gratitude and Mindfulness’. When we are grateful, we are reflective. When we are practicing mindfulness, we are balanced and caring
In 2021 (Semester 1) our theme is ‘Growth Mindset in Learning and Friendships’. We are risk-takers and reflective in our learning and goal setting. We are principled, caring and good communicators in our friendships.
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The Wellbeing Block
Friday is one of our favourite days of the week at BSPS! In 2020, we implemented a specific ‘wellbeing block’ into the school timetable from Foundation to Year 6.
At Bayswater South our Connect Groups (previously known as Electives) program provides students with rich opportunities and learning experiences in a multi-aged environment. Our sessions give students the opportunity to develop relationships with others in non-academic areas. Connect group sessions that may be offered include movie making, bracelet making, card making, coding, gardening, cooking, drama, yoga etc.
Connect Groups will be in Term 4 in 2021.
Student Leadership Structure
Student action, voice and leadership is highly valued at BSPS. The student wellbeing coordinator meets with the school captains, house captains and SRC on weekly basis to discuss and explore ways that enhance student wellbeing, student engagement and improvements to the school environment.
At BSPS, we have four school captains, eight house captains (two captains for each house), and an SRC (student representative council) member from every class from Year 1-Year 6. Students have a voice in voting for their school captains, house captains and SRC.
At Bayswater South Primary School, all of our Foundation/Prep and Year 1 students have a Year 5 and Year 6 buddy with whom they develop a strong relationship with during allocated class sessions and during outside play.
The giving of the Schultute is one of the initial activities that the Year 5 buddy gives their Foundation buddy on their first day of school. This “school cone” has a German history of over 200 years and has been a tradition at BSPS for many years. It is filled with treats and special gifts and provides a memorable connection to both buddies and the school.
Student Wellbeing Support
At BSPS, student leaders help plan special events at the school including
- Anzac Day and Remembrance Day Assembly
- Clean Up BSPS Day
- RUOK? Day
- Buddies Easter Bonnet Parade etc.