Wellbeing for our Willy Kids while Learning Remotely during COVID-19

Williamstown Primary School continues to strive to meet the emotional social, physical and academic needs of every learner in our care. Student Wellbeing is critical in ensuring children are ready to learn.

During this period of online learning, if families have any concerns about the welfare or wellbeing of any student, we ask that you please contact the Principal, Andrea Duxson, immediately, either via phone (93971248) or email (duxson.andrea.a@edumail.vic.gov.au)

DET Resource – Wellbeing Activities and Conversation Starters for Primary School-Aged Children  

The Department has produced an excellent document for families, outlining a range of activities that will help build and maintain your child’s wellbeing. Most of them are short and require very few materials.

The activities cover the following six key elements that are important to wellbeing:
– Understanding emotions
– Personal strengths
– Positive coping
– Problem solving
– Stress management
– Help seeking

There are also activities that focus on positive thinking and gratitude as well as breathing exercises that promote calm.

Please click the document image to access the PDF file of this resource.

Wellbeing During COVID-19: Resources to assist every member of the family during lock-down isolation  

This portfolio has been created to collate, collaborate and share helpful links and most importantly tips and tricks to  having an OK wellbeing within this weird time of isolation and lock-down in a global pandemic.

Please click the document image to access the PDF file of this resource.

Smiling Mind  

Smiling Mind is a fabulous organisation which you may find really useful as you search for ways to support your children at this time. Follow the link to register for a free digital care pack.

Link: Smiling Mind Care Packs

SchoolTV.me – Checklist for Primary Schools

During this time of Coronavirus, many of us have experienced a variety of emotions ranging from fear to anxiety. All of these are considered to be normal and natural responses to any challenging situation that can often result in our minds telling us all kinds of scary stories.

This can be especially true for our young people, for whom uncertainty and disruption is less than ideal. Many of these ‘what if’ stories will often predict the worst and are considered not helpful. It is therefore vitally important for adult carers to remain vigilant for any signs of distress, even though your child may not have any prior history of a mental health disorder. Early intervention, diagnosis and treatment have never been more important.

If you do have any concerns relating to your child’s mental health, you may wish to consider using the assessment tool provided by Beyond Blue. The checklist aims to measure a broad range of social, emotional or behavioural difficulties your child may be experiencing and is suitable for kids from 4 years of age.

Source: https://schooltv.me/wellbeing_news/special-report-wellbeing-checklist-primary

Andrew Fuller: Seven things for a smooth transition back to school-based learning


It’s a return to the classroom like no other. How can we help students make a successful transition? Leading clinical psychologist Andrew Fuller outlines his seven priorities to help their journey.

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Source: https://theparentswebsite.com.au/andrew-fuller-seven-things-for-a-smooth-transition-back-to-school-based-learning/?fbclid=IwAR1aJgszhtkLmaPjoJTaZeCyhEIPm54N9CDdbPM7Ua0CuJSoxS4ADn_RLKc

School TV: Special Report – Coronavirus, The Transition Back  

Unfortunately, the reality of Covid-19 is not quite over and there is still a considerable amount of uncertainty. We have all experienced this event together and we are at various levels of transition and adjustment across Australia and New Zealand. The circumstances of this situation have significantly impacted students, parents and teachers alike.

Please click below to access the full article.

Source: https://schooltv.me/wellbeing_news/special-report-coronavirus-transition-back