At Camberwell South, parents and teachers work together to provide and sustain a rich social and emotional environment that encourages flexible, resilient, principled and caring people.
Respect for each other scaffolds the understanding that we are responsible for what we do, how we play, work and live together.
A positive school and class environment models the way we interact. Teachers focus on positive interactions in the playground and the classroom, acknowledging and thanking children for initiative taken and for deeds kindly done. Staff take the time to get to really know their students and to develop sustaining relationships which extend beyond the classroom walls.
PATHS (Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies)
Social and emotional development of the student is an important part of their learning journey. This development can best be understood as a process through which necessary skills, knowledge and abilities are developed to promote health, well-being and lifelong learning. Health and well-being is a state of cognitive, physical, psychological and spiritual well-being that promotes individual development, eases interaction with others contributes to the achievement of goals and facilitates recovery from adversity.
The whole school approach to the PATHS Program in-hand with the support of parents and care givers support, provides students with the strategies that help the learn:
- Understand emotions,
- Build self- esteem
- Form relationships
- Develop problem solving skills
Camberwell South Primary School has a commitment to creating a safe and supportive environment for all students and does not tolerate bullying.
The school supports students in learning and practicing:
- Respect for others,
- Listening to each other
- Treat people as individuals
- Using manners always
- Caring for each-other
- Working together
All students should feel and be safe everywhere at school and we work together to develop an understanding that bullying is not acceptable.