Wellbeing & Support

Student Wellbeing

We are committed to a school climate of genuine positive wellbeing for all, as we know that we achieve better results when we feel welcomed, supported, safe and cared about.

At Footscray High School, we believe that students and staff will teach and learn in a safe and positive environment. We also believe that student wellbeing and learning are deeply interwoven and that student wellbeing is the responsibility of all members of our school community.

At Footscray High School, we offer a positive, safe and supportive school environment so that each child can reach her or his personal best.  We take a whole school approach to wellbeing with our Positive Behaviours protocols and expectations.  Our approach is preventative and proactive, through our culture, our commitment to unconditional positive regard and the programs that are embedded in our curriculum.

There are also times when we need to provide high-level support for students with complex needs. This support is led by our Student Engagement Leader and our learning support team, supported by our connections to relevant external agencies and services nearby.

We are a proudly inclusive school. We are committed to supporting the diverse needs, thoughts and experiences of the young people in our care.

Mindfulness practices help build individual mental health and wellbeing through positive, pre-emptive tools and activities. Scientific research has proven that mindfulness meditation:

  • Assists with the management of pain and stress
  • Helps build resilience and compassion
  • Improves focus at work and in the classroom
  • Helps with creativity and collaboration

Footscray High School has developed, a Healthy Body, Healthy Mind program as part of our school culture.