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Inclusion and Wellbeing


For every child and young person, feeling as though they belong, feeling confident and being engaged fully in their class and school activities is vital to their success at school. ACT public schools aim to create a positive school culture and environment, to help all children and young people feel safe, connected and respected, achieve success and be fully engaged in their learning.

Inclusion

The Education Directorate is committed to inclusive education.

Under the Student Resource Allocation Program, the Directorate is currently reviewing its support for Students with Disability in Canberra public schools. This review focuses on the effectiveness of existing policies, structures, and processes that support students across the system including how Canberra public schools respond to student diversity.

Wellbeing

The Education Services Australia Student Wellbeing Hub defines wellbeing as ‘the combination of a person's intellectual, physical, mental, emotional and social health.’

The Australian Student Wellbeing Framework is a whole-school approach to wellbeing which aims to help schools create safe, supportive and respectful teaching and learning communities where everyone's wellbeing is important. This leads to:

ACT public schools adhere to the National Safe Schools Framework guiding principles:

What Can You Expect?

Children, young people, their parents and carers, teachers and school staff and the broader community can expect Canberra public schools to be a positive and engaging environment where young people feel connected, respected, achieve success and are fully engaged in their learning.

To achieve this, the ACT Education Safe and Supportive Schools policy and guidance material guides schools and their wider communities to:

More information can be found at the following links