Stockdale Road Primary School has a comprehensive Student Wellbeing Program. We have a designated Wellbeing Officer, a student support dog named Max and we accommodate a Medicare Accredited Therapeutic Clinician.
A popular initiative introduced in 2018 is our Breakfast Club, a chance where students can socialise and have a bite to eat before their learning day begins.
The aim of our Student Wellbeing Program is to provide evidence based support to students and families so that they can maximise their experience at Stocky. In our team we have a designated Wellbeing Officer who provides on-the-spot support to students and long-term interventions. Our Principal team play a significant role in the Wellbeing of our students, as do the Education Department’s experts from the Student Support Services team.
Our most popular member of the Wellbeing team is Max, our student support dog. Max is an expert at comforting children who are in distress and he always manages to make people smile and feel happy at school. Max has his own letter box and he enjoys receiving letters from the students, and writing letters back to them.
Stockdale Road also accommodates a Medicare Accredited Therapeutic Clinician, who provides in-school talk therapy and play-based therapy to students who need a little extra support. He plays an instrumental role in helping teachers and support staff understand the needs of our students, so that we can adapt our practices to meet their needs.
Other initiatives include our popular Breakfast club – run entirely by staff who volunteer their time – and our “Sensory Pathways” for students who benefit from movement breaks. We work closely with community agencies, charities and local businesses who all chip in to provide the best outcomes for our students.