Kilmore Primary is proud to be a Kids Matter school. Kids Matter Primary is a mental health and wellbeing framework supporting schools to nurture happy and balanced kids. At KPS we are working with students and parents to build links with the local community and develop programs to support the social and emotional learning of all students and staff. The four components of KidsMatter are: Building a Positive School Community, Social & Emotional Learning; Working with Parents & Carers; Supporting Mental Health and Wellbeing.
More information is available at: www.kidsmatter.edu.au
Kilmore Primary School provides strong student welfare programs:
At Kilmore Primary School we develop the principles of good citizenship where students develop a caring attitude towards others, take responsibility for their actions and decisions, learn to work with and accept other people’s points of view and develop a life- long love of learning and discovery.
School Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS)
The SWPBS approach at Kilmore Primary School was developed in 2012. It is a whole school approach designed to promote and maintain a safe and orderly learning environment for all students and staff. It focuses on everyone and all settings within the school and promotes a positive focus on academic and behavioural outcomes across the school. The Kilmore Primary School Behaviour Matrix clearly defines our core expected behaviours embracing our school values; KIND, PROUD, SAFE.
Students in grade Foundation-2 will be assigned a buddy from a senior class. The Buddies program is designed to help reduce bullying and create a friendly and caring school environment. The interaction and activities help to build strong relationships and research shows children benefit immensely - with younger students feeling safe and cared for, and older students feeling valued and respected. Buddy sessions are generally held fortnightly.
Throughout life children will need skills and attitudes to help them to bounce back from difficult situations such as making mistakes, falling out with a friend, moving house of school or losing in a sports competition. Many also will face challenges such as adapting to a split or step family, the illness or death of a family member or being bullied.
"There is a growing awareness both in Australia and internationally, of the harmful impact bullying can have on all members of the school community. Bully Stoppers aims to strengthen prevention and empower everyone to make a stand and become a bully stopper, reducing incidents of bullying in all Victorian schools."