Student wellbeing is of utmost importance at Yarra Glen Primary School. Each week, students take part in classroom activities based on the ‘Resillience, Rights and Respectful Relationships’ framework. We also recognise the importance of physical activity to improve mental health as well as physical health. Students participate in daily fitness activities at the beginning of the day, ranging from running, skipping, dancing and bike riding. This allows our students to get moving, socialise and interact with their peers, and come into the classroom ready to learn.
Our wonderful Wellbeing coordinator, Ms. Jessica Willison is available to support staff and students when needed, communicate and liase with families and external support services and prepare resources and professional development for teachers and educational support staff.
We are a ‘NO BULLYING’ School
YGPS is committed to providing a safe and caring environment and culture, which enables positive relationships to be formed amongst all students, staff and families. We encourage self-esteem, cooperation, personal growth and a positive attitude to learning and teaching. The following policy on bullying (including cyber bullying) and harassment will inform the community that bullying and harassment in any of its forms will not be tolerated by anyone in our school community.
YGPS Statement of Values
Yarra Glen Primary School recognises the importance of the partnership between schools and parents to support student learning, engagement and wellbeing. We share a commitment to, and a responsibility for, ensuring inclusive, safe and orderly environments for children and young people.
This Statement of Values (below) sets out our behavioural expectations of all members in this school community, including the principal, all school staff, parents, students and visitors. It respects the diversity of individuals in our school community and addresses the shared responsibilities of all members in building safe and respectful school communities.
Inclusion and Diversity Policy
The purpose of the Inclusion and Diversity policy is to explain Yarra Glen Primary School’s commitment to making sure every member of our school community, regardless of their background or personal attributes, is treated with respect and dignity. Yarra Glen Primary School strives to provide a safe, inclusive and supportive school environment for all students and members of our school community.