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  • The Wellbeing Team

    The Catholic Education Office Wellbeing Team in the Diocese of Sale seeks to support and empower Catholic school communities in the promotion of student wellbeing. Its central aim is to strategically build capacity and confidence in teachers, school leaders, parents and the wider community.

    Wellbeing is for everyone. School Wellbeing aims to ensure that the school is a place of peace, joy, hope, justice and love for every student. The Catholic Education Office Wellbeing Team in the Diocese of Sale seeks to support and empower Catholic school communities in the promotion of student wellbeing. Its central aim is to strategically build capacity and confidence in teachers, school leaders, parents and the wider community. Student Wellbeing is set within a framework of a strategic whole-school approach with a focus on school improvement and enhanced learning outcomes. It promotes student resilience and the primary prevention and early intervention model.

    Teaching and learning aren't just matters of skill acquisition or knowledge transmission. UNESCO’s International Commission on Education for the Twenty-first Century (Delors et al., 1996) argued that “Each individual must be equipped to seize learning opportunities throughout life, both to broaden her or his knowledge, skills and attitudes, and to adapt to a changing, complex and interdependent world” (p. 85). To this end, the Commission proposed “four fundamental types of learning which, throughout a person’s life, will in a way be the pillars of knowledge” (p. 86):

      • learning to know – acquiring a broad general knowledge, the instruments of understanding, and learning to learn;
      • learning to do – the competence to deal with many situations and to act creatively on one’s environment;
      • learning to live together – developing understanding of others and appreciation of interdependence, to participate and co-operate with others; and
      • learning to be – developing greater autonomy, judgement and personal responsibility, through attention to all aspects of a person’s potential. 

    Members of the Wellbeing Team include:

    Ted Javernik Education Officer: Learning Adjustment (Behaviour/Academic)

    Anne Speekman Education Officer: Learning Adjustment (Behaviour/Academic)

    Lauren Bourke (Pyschologist)

    Sarah Fiddes (Psychologist)

    Mary MacKillop Narre Warren