At John Fawkner College we believe that the wellbeing of young people is not only important but fundamental to them achieving positive outcomes at school and in life. We describe wellbeing as the quality of a person’s life.

Wellbeing can be shaped by a number of broad influences including the degree to which there is an experience of: choice, achievement of meaningful goals, positive relationships, enjoyment, personal growth and development, health, and safety.

Our commitment to our students, parents and members of the community is that we provide teaching and learning environments that enable the development of healthy, happy, successful and productive individuals. In turn, our students will be expected to contribute to their own wellbeing, the wellbeing of their peers and the collective wellbeing of their communities. In this way, in partnership with parents and carers will equip young people with the skills and experiences to be active and positive contributors to the society in which they live.

The Wellbeing Team

The Wellbeing Team promotes a whole school approach to health and wellbeing within the school community and works in collaboration with students and parents, school staff, teachers, aides, specialist staff, nurses and student support services officers and with broader community agencies. The initiative complements and extends existing programs that enhance student health and wellbeing, engagement, retention, academic achievement and the acquisition of life skills.