Children and young people in our schools and programs have often experienced adversity and/or trauma that has undermined their sense of self, their belief in respectful relationships and a future that is hope-filled. MacKillop’s RELATE Model - Reframing Learning and Teaching Environments - promotes wellbeing for learning. This model insists that learning communities must be places of sanctuary where all feel safe and valued and where social and emotional learning is integrated across the curriculum.
At MacKillop Education we believe that wellbeing is:
MacKillop is committed to a multi-disciplinary approach, ensuring that the individual needs of the children and young people are supported by a team of professionals working collaboratively. This ensures we can:
At MacKillop Education, we believe that education plays a key role in helping students develop an understanding of gender equality, and healthy, respectful relationships. In the context of the devastating effects of family violence, MacKillop Education is dedicated to implementing Respectful Relationships at all levels of our education programs to build resilience and confidence, promote equality, change attitudes to prevent violence, and support the development of safe and healthy relationships for life.
To support student learning, growth and flourishing, MacKillop actively teaches and promotes Positive Education through the curriculum and in our daily interactions with students. It draws on the science of wellbeing, to understand more fully what enriches human life, and to impart these insights using best practice in education.
We are proud to offer a safe and supportive school environment that recognises the learning needs of all our students.
We are committed to working in partnership to enhance the learning outcomes of every student. These partnerships are a vital part of our community.