We have a strong wellbeing focus at Skye Primary School. Our school Values of Relationships, Respect, Resilience, and Responsibility, are promoted and taught explicitly throughout the year. Students are recognised at assembly when they have shown outstanding achievement in living out these values in the school community. We believe a strong home – school partnership creates the best learning environment for all students.
Student Wellbeing Programs
Restorative Practices underpins all we do to build strong relationships between staff and students, and students and students. Circle Time is used in all classroom as a tool to build relationships and have open dialogue.
Ripple of Kindness
Ripple of Kindness teaches student emotional resilience and promotes being kind, caring and encouraging to others. This program supports the whole school values of Relationships and Resilience
Our TRIBES program, which runs fortnightly, was developed to enhance student engagement, school connectedness and to build relationships across all ages within the school community.
Tribes builds positive relationships vertically across the school from Foundation to Year Six. Students co-operate in small multi-aged groups participating in a range of games and activities that develop our school values, builds connections, and strengthens emotional ties to the Skye community.
Tribes is a highlight within the school with all teachers and students.
Our Inspire Program runs fortnightly alternating with TRIBES. Each term our staff choose a favourite ‘inspiring topic’, with students choosing which Inspire Program they will attend for the term (or longer).
Types of Inspire programs have included:
- Rock Band
- Bush Tucker
- Geologists – Natural Disasters
- Kitchen Garden
- A Stitch in Time
- Computer skills, programming and coding
- Woodland Papier Mache
We love seeing our student’s personal passions inspired and lighted through the opportunities this program brings, and seeing our students express themselves in a wide variety of creative ways.
Breakfast Club Program
Our Breakfast Club operates every Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8.30am – 8.50am.
All students can access our breakfast club either or for both days.
Breakfast club is intended to be a fun and social time for children to enjoy each other’s company, and to fill up before a day of learning at school.
What’s on the menu?
- Muesli, Vitabrits and Cheerios with Milk
- Tinned fruit
- Baked Beans
- Toast and a variety of spreads
- A selection of fresh fruit (seasonal)
Skye Primary is supported by our DET Student Support Services Offices. We have regular access to a Speech Pathologist and Psychologist who support our staff and students with assessments; the establishment of home programs; teacher consultation and applications for funding for students with special needs.
This is a Counselling service that is provided by Anglicare. Parents can access this service at school for their children if required.
The work of our school Chaplain adds another layer to our school’s wellbeing support.
John Cooper has many years’ experience working with young people and building positive relationships with children of all ages.