Welcome to St Aloysius Catholic School. In partnership with the Parish Priest, Parents and other members of the community, our school provides students, as they grow and develop, with a high quality education that equips them with the spiritual foundations, knowledge, skills and attributes that they need to participate in and contribute to society. At St Aloysius we place much emphasis on Wellbeing within a framework of Positive Psychology in Education which goes far beyond our traditional Pastoral Care model.
We strongly believe that the future of our students depends upon what we do today. At St Aloysius Primary School our focus on sustainability recognises the interconnectedness and interdependence of life on our planet, and acknowledges that we are responsible for each other and the earth, our common home. As the Catholic school in the Borough, we understand that living and working in our environment develops in us, an obligation to act in a way that ensures future generations can live sustainably on our planet Earth.
In 2017 with the guidance of Project Thrive using design and systems thinking, our staff and wider community embarked on a journey of the application of positive psychology and wellbeing science in our educational setting with an aim to increase the well-being and resilience of our students and community.
This strategic plan guides our well-being practices and builds on all the work that has been done over a number of years by many contributors at St Aloysius.
Over the 3+ years the St Aloysius staff and community have identified nine goals we will work towards achieving:
- Build staff and community capabilities
- Build a positive school community
- Define and measure well-being
- Develop resilience
- Develop clear behaviour management guidelines
- Foster collaboration and cooperation
- Develop a whole school approach to organisational change models
- Develop a social and emotional learning scope and sequence
- Develop a prevention and intervention approach for mental health and illness
We are committed to our vision for well-being at St Aloysius: we are a faith filled learning community where all individuals flourish.