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“Will my child cope?” and “Will s/he be happy?” are the two questions most frequently asked by parents when considering their child’s education.
Like all children, your son or daughter will face challenges and need support. We know that self-esteem, personal worth and mutual respect help build the foundations of a happy child. Our pastoral care programs, structured around the school values, build resilience, confidence and friendships and celebrate individual achievement.
Our teaching and leadership team guide a child’s progress through all areas of school life and provide access, when required, to the assistance of a school psychologist for those children with particular needs. In addition, the school has a series of support networks – like our “buddy program” – and student leadership opportunities, which have been specifically designed to guide and encourage our young students as they grow. Above all, in looking after our students, we acknowledge that kids are kids…and that they will make mistakes as part of their learning process. At Freshwater Bay students are taught
“To be resilient, courageous, to take appropriate risks and to learn
from their mistakes”.
the seedlings program
In 2014, all children from Kindergarten to Year 7 will participate in the Seedlings program. Developed by teacher, international presenter and author Di Wilcox, Seedlings is unique to Freshwater Bay and aims to build a positive school community and grow children of good character.
Children learn skills to help them deal with anxiety, frustration and conflict in a way that fosters feelings of respect for self and other people, and respect for new idea.
Di runs regular parent workshops through out the program to ensure that parents, teachers and students are all talking a “common language” when it comes to conflict resolution.