Wellbeing at Vineyard
At Vineyard we believe that wellbeing is fundamental to successful learning.
Children and young people who are happy,confident and able to establish meaningful
relationships are better placed to achieve positive learning outcomes.
With this in mind we endeavour to provide a safe and effective school environment that contributes to positive learning outcomes and the wellbeing of students, staff and the broader community.
We believe a culture of wellbeing in a school promotes:
• a positive sense of self in relationship with God and others;
• a sense of optimism and confidence in one’s ability to influence the world for the common good;
• structures, policies, procedures and initiatives, which are reflective of a school’s vision and mission and
supported through effective leadership;
• fostering of parent and community partnerships and empowerment
of school communities to maximise student outcomes;
• teaching and learning that provides rich and meaningful opportunities to enhance student engagement,
connectedness and belonging;
• the belief that wellbeing is integral rather
than incidental to learning, and
• the development of social and emotional learning skills which enable students to flourish.
As a Christian school we value each member of our community and view them as unique individuals. We seek to be an inclusive school that ‘shares the love of Jesus’ in our ‘day to day’ actions and interactions. We also acknowledge that we are not perfect and that there will be occasions when we do not succeed in this. As a Christian school we believe that God is both gracious and forgiving to all.
Restorative Practices are the underpinning principles of behaviour and relationship management at Vineyard.
Restorative Practices are “…a range of processes that advocates that the people most effective in finding a solution to a problem, are the people who are most directly impacted by the problem, creating opportunities for those involved in a conflict to work together to understand, clarify, resolve the incident and work towards repairing the harm caused”
The main principles of a Restorative Approach are that it:
·Identifies that the people involved in the conflict are the best onesto be involved in the process of restoring the damage caused.
·Focuses on the harmto a relationship rather than
what rules have been broken.
·Encourages students to appreciate the consequences
of their actions for others.
·Enables students to make amends where their
actions have harmed others.
·Requires students to be accountable for their actions.
·Encourages respect for all concerned and
develops empathy for others.
Below are our policies and brochure information