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Student Wellbeing / Pastoral Care

Student Wellbeing

Ballajura Primary School aims to develop the potential of each and every student in a positive way. Through active involvement with parents, teachers and peers, we assist our children to take responsibility for their own choices and actions.

Our approach encompasses the ‘You Can Do It’ program. This actively pursues positive social and academic achievement by developing student understanding of Confidence, Persistence, Organisation, Getting Along and Emotional Resilience. These ‘Keys to Success’ do not focus on inappropriate behaviour, but rather on learning social skills that help you to achieve success in all areas of life. The strategies, language and philosophy of the program are used from Kindergarten to Year 6, so all students and teachers speak the same language and have the same expectations.

To encourage students to reflect on the keys to success, awards are given by staff to students who demonstrate these values in their day-to-day school lives. These awards known as the “You Can Do It Award” are presented on a weekly basis to students demonstrating the keys to success.

Student also have the opportunity of earning the following awards;

  • Honour Certificate
  • Monthly Principals Award

Aspiring Leaders

At Ballajura Primary School we actively involve our students in leadership activities. This builds responsibility, social and emotional skills, and a sense of belonging within our school community. We encourage our students to make decisions, take on roles and have an input into the direction of the school. Each year, a Year 6 Head Boy and Head Girl are elected to represent the students at Ballajura. Additionally, Student Councillors and House Captains are elected to assist the Head Boy and Head Girl in their student leadership roles.