F-6 SEL Programs at St Patrick's

F-6 SEL Programs

'The health and wellbeing of children and young people are inextricably linked to social and learning contexts of schooling: teaching and learning, relationships, participation and achievements, and disciplinary practices. Thus health and wellbeing are the core business of schooling ...' 
(Glover & Butler 2004, p. 301)

The World Health Organization’s Global School Health Initiative recognises this and states ‘A health promoting school can be characterised as a school constantly strengthening its capacity as a healthy setting for living, learning and working.’ 

It is relatively easy for schools to agree with this, but harder to see how this might happen systematically and as part of core business (WHO 1998).