Student Wellbeing

Pakenham Hills Primary School - Student Wellbeing

Our school is committed to providing a safe and happy environment for all students, staff members and community stakeholders.

Our school utilises the ‘Calmer Classrooms’ approach to student welfare and positive behaviour management.

Assembly

A whole-school assembly is held on Monday afternoons at 2.30 pm in the gymnasium.  Everyone is welcome.

Brekky Club

On Tuesdays and Fridays between 8.15am and 8.45am students may come for breakfast to our Wellbeing Room located in our new Gym. Students are able to interact with other peers whilst they enjoy breakfast. Our Chaplains and volunteers coordinate Brekky Club. It is open to all students and a gold coin donation is encouraged.

Chaplaincy Program

The School Chaplaincy Program provided by C.H.I.P.S. – Christians Helping In Primary Schools – enables the opportunity for students to speak about various issues to a trusted member of our School Community/Chaplain. The Chaplaincy Team works with small groups of children to help with leadership, socialisation, problem solving, team building and grief & loss issues. All enquiries regarding this program are referred to our Assistant Principal; Rachel Mauger.

Community Values

Pakenham Hills Primary is proud to take its place as a member of the wider community. Our commitment is to reinforce our community values of:

  • Respect
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Positive Attitude
  • Honesty and Integrity
  • School Rules

    Students are expected to follow our four school rules in all areas of the school:

  • Be a Learner
  • Be Respectful
  • Be Safe
  • No Hat, No Play

    In an effort to reduce children’s exposure to the harmful sun rays, we have a no hat, no play rule. A variety of shady trees and covered play areas are provided for children to play under.