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Student Welfare

We believe that happy kids learn!  As a result, student welfare is an area of constant focus at Banyule PS. Much time, effort, energy and professional development is devoted to this area. The school believes strongly that no learning can take place if a child’s emotional wellbeing is adversely affected. Many Student Wellbeing programs and initiatives have been established to take a proactive approach in this area.  

Students who are demonstrating an achievement level below or above standardised assessments are identified and monitored through the Professional Learning Communities and Leadership Group. A recommendation may then be made to access further assessment to determine that student’s learning or social needs.  There are times when students may require some additional support to meet their social, emotional or academic needs.  This can happen in a number of ways:

  • All government schools have access to support services such as speech pathologists and educational psychologists if required. Students who qualify may receive therapy sessions or educational assessments may be conducted to gain further insights into their learning needs. 

  • We have several support staff who work alongside classroom teachers to provide assistance to students with identified needs in literacy and numeracy across the whole school.


  • ​We conduct student support group meetings for students with diagnosed needs to set and monitor progress with identified personal goals. We monitor the progress of these students quite rigorously and provide a differentiated program to cater for their needs.


  • Individual Education Plans (IEPs) are provided for all students who may be identified as needing extra support to reach expected curriculum level OR to extend and challenge students who are achieving at a very high level. Personal goals are identified on these plans with an outline of what the school is doing to cater for their needs and suggested activities for you to do at home to support the teacher.


  • Teachers work in professional learning communities (PLCs) where students’ progress is discussed. Staff share strategies and activities, offering support to each other. Team leaders report student progress to the school leadership team. This is the accountability process that ensures that each student’s learning needs are being met.


  • For capable and interested students Banyule Primary School offers a number of programs designed to promote multi-dimensional learning experiences. These include instrumental music (piano, flute, recorder, guitar and violin), chess club and a High Achievers Program from Prep through to year 6. 

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