The wellbeing and engagement of students at Fitzroy North Primary School is vital to enhancing their educational experiences. Happy children, who feel respected as individuals, are more able to express themselves and take responsibility for their learning. Knowing that they are working within a safe environment that is responsive to their needs allows students at our school to focus on what really matters; trying their hardest and being the best version of themselves.
At Fitzroy North Primary School we have adopted the KidsMatter framework: an Australian well-being initiative funded by the Australian Government in conjunction with beyondblue. A teacher cohort has undertaken extensive professional development as part of this initiative to ensure our students benefit from
- creating positive school communities
- teaching skills for good social and emotional development
- working together with families
- recognising and getting help for children with mental health problems.
Our newly refurbished Wellbeing Centre is a tranquil space where our Wellbeing Coordinator and other staff provide children with mindfulness and relaxation activities at lunchtime. It is also where small group sessions are held on everything from Friendship to Managing Stress.
For more information on our Wellbeing initiatives, please ask to speak to the Wellbeing Coordinator.
A Taste of Harmony Starts Today!
Welcome to the 10th Annual A Taste of Harmony!
Over the next two weeks more than 7,500 events will be held by businesses all over the country - WOW! This year's theme - A Taste of What Makes Us Great - provides the chance for thousands of Australians to share with their colleagues a dish that means something special to them.
Between now and 29 March you’ll have the opportunity to celebrate the cultural diversity of your organisation and reflect on the vast mix of nationalities that make up Australia's population and the benefits such diversity brings.
This year, A Taste of Harmony is celebrating 10 big years – and we’ve come a long way since inception having grown from 1,104 events in 2009 to over 7,500 in 2018. We’d like to make special mention of some of the organisations which have been part of this journey since day one: ANZ Bank, Transport for NSW, Mantra Southbank, Fitzroy North Primary School, City of Whittlesea, Maribyrnong Library Service, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, Patterson Cheney Toyota, A Cappella West and Queensland Health. What a fantastic effort!
To all our participants, we wish you a delicious two weeks of celebrations!