Student Wellbeing

The emotional and physical wellbeing of our students is vital to their success at school. Physically and emotionally healthy students are happy, able to deal positively with life’s challenges, experience a sense of connectedness with the school and others, and are well placed to develop into well-balanced and successful young adults.


At Hurstbridge Primary, we use School-Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS). SWPBS is a whole-school framework which promotes improved behaviour at our school. SWPBS has been developed from evidence and data, demonstrating the most effective ways to prevent and respond to problem behaviour at school. Research has shown that SWPBS is successful in reducing problem behaviour, improving school culture, and increasing academic performance.

In conjunction with this we implement the Respectful Relationships program throughout our school community. Respectful Relationships promotes and models respect, positive attitudes and behaviours. It teaches our children how to build healthy relationships, resilience and confidence.


Our School’s Support Dog, Chloe is here to help out all of our students during the day. She also attends camps and excursions!


Hurstbridge Primary has a range of highly skilled people to coordinate and implement highly valuable Support programs for students. Our Wellbeing Officer is available to support children and families two days a week. He runs social skills and other group programs as well as working individually with students. Visiting speech pathologists, occupational therapists and psychologists are available for families to access. The school also has a strong relationship with Deakin and LaTrobe Universities and is able to provide trainee psychologists and social workers free of charge to our community.


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