All children should be able to learn in an environment where they feel safe and supported. King’s Student Wellbeing team run programs that equip students with strategies to replace negative habits with positive practices, build resilience and adopt optimistic mindsets. We employ a number of incredible chaplains at King’s, who enjoy connecting with students in the schoolyard during breaks as they help to strengthen our community.
King’s approach to pastoral care adopts a multi-layered system of support and guidance, provided by a number of members of our community. Every student has access to assistance and advice from teachers, Year Level Coordinators, Heads of House, chaplains and student leaders.
Misty - King's Therapy Dog
King's welcomed Misty to our College in 2019 as a therapy dog. Misty is an Australian Shepherd, whose calming presence reduces anxiety and brings comfort to students across all three campuses in her important companionship role. Misty is a much-loved member of our community who contributes to our students' social and emotional wellbeing.
Student Wellbeing Programs at King's
(Stop, look at Options, pick an Action, Repeat). Helps children with anxiety develop healthy-thinking patterns.
Currently offered in Years 4, 6 and 9 (to be rolled out to Prep-Yr 12 in near future).
Iron Sharpens Iron
Anger-management, communication and self-regulation course, delivered through a physical/creative learning approach, such as gardening or boxing. This is an 8-week course open to Years 5-12 boys and girls.
Students sharpen their iron in a boxing class
Sisterhood / Brotherhood
Lunchtime fun connecting Year 7 girls/boys with Year 12 girls/boys
Rock and Water
A program teaching children about resilience
Grief and loss program
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