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Wellbeing in Primary

We prepare the child for the road, not the road for the child.

Student wellbeing is essential to the life of the NBCS Primary Community.

NBCS aims to create a school where students can achieve at their greatest potential, while keeping stress at bay. Working together as a community, we seek to provide the opportunities and resources to help our students thrive and develop the skills to achieve a healthy balance between study and rest. Creating these patterns sets them up to succeed beyond school.

Our caring, nurturing community is founded on Christian hope and the belief that every student has God-given potential and worth. We want to see our students not only succeed academically, but in all areas of their life, so they can live intentional, fulfilling lives.

It is important that each student feels safe, supported and has a sense of belonging. Our values of Gratitude, Courage, Respect and Compassion help shape a functional, connected community where students can grow in resilience and self-knowledge and persevere through challenging times.

Our Emotional Health platform is one way we provide support to our students and their families as they navigate through difficult times. This platform provides an easy way to seek help for themselves or others and offers other helpful resources and tools.


NBCS K-12 Wellbeing Framework

As part of the NBCS Strategic Plan, we have developed the NBCS Wellbeing Framework as an intentional and cohesive journey mapped out for K-12 students. The programs relating to wellbeing are based on this framework allowing us to support the development of students in their time at NBCS.

LINK: NBCS K-12 Wellbeing Framework

NBCS Wellbeing in Primary
NBCS Wellbeing in Primary

Positive behaviour management

In our commitment to excellence, it is vital that we build a safe, harmonious community, applying a positive approach to behaviour management. The three main pillars of this approach are:

Be Safe
Be Respectful
Be a Learner

The focus is to embrace mistakes as one way we can learn and grow, using appropriate consequences that lead to restoration of relationship and learning.

We are also committed to providing an education that encompasses opportunities to promote social justice and involvement in community-based projects, such as Operation Joy, a weekly program that sees our students visiting residents at Terrey Hills Nursing Home. Opportunities like these are integral to the well-rounded development of the students at our school.

Strong relationships, connected community

Your child’s learning journey is a partnership between teachers and families. NBCS teachers walk alongside families to ensure our students are getting the care and support they need to stay connected and thrive. Teachers are accessible to parents with many opportunities to feedback and discuss your child’s learning journey.

Raising a child is a joint venture and we believe our role is in equipping parents with helpful tools and resources to raise resilient, motivated young people. We also hold regular events and seminars, offering insights and wisdom for both parents and students.

NBCS Wellbeing in Primary
NBCS Wellbeing in Primary

Counselling services

Our Counselling team comprises three trained counsellors who work alongside our students in Primary and Secondary. Our Counsellors work in partnership with parents and teachers to develop care plans that support students who are facing struggles or are in crisis.

No tolerance on bullying

Any matters relating to bullying, discrimination or violence are handled by the Wellbeing Team or Primary Executive. There is an Assistant Principal who has responsibility to ensure that procedural fairness is shown when handling complaints and investigations. NBCS will partner with families to bring about appropriate solutions.

Our policies and procedures take a strong stand on these issues, but are also built on the belief that every area of conflict is an opportunity to strengthen relationships and teach important life skills to young people. We provide expert conflict resolution and mediation support.

NBCS Wellbeing in Primary

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