Tootgarook Primary school is in the process of working through the four components of the KidsMatter Framework. KidsMatter is an Australian mental health and wellbeing initiative set in primary schools and early childhood education and care services. It's unique because it brings together all the most important people in a child’s life - especially families!
Research clearly shows that children who are mentally healthy are better able to meet life’s challenges. They are also better learners and have stronger relationships.
Good mental health in childhood lays the foundations for the future, and it is never too early for families to start supporting the mental health of children.
KidsMatter is a framework that helps these places take care of all their mental health needs by focusing on:
- creating positive school and early childhood communities
- teaching children skills for good social and emotional development
- working together with families
- recognising and getting help for children with mental health problems.
If you have any further questions or would like to discuss KidsMatter further, feel free to get in touch with the KidsMatter Team, view a short video
'Welcoming Families to KidsMatter Primary’ https://youtu.be/gVW_4pVMegE
or view the KidsMatter website at http://www.kidsmatter.edu.au/families
A survey will be coming home to a group of randomly selected Families this week. Please fill in and return as soon as possible to the office. Thank you
After a long cold winter, I’m sure everyone is looking forward to some warmer weather just around the corner! With the warmer weather will come the increased exposure to UV radiation during recesses and lunchtimes. As per our Sunsmart policy, students will be expected to begin wearing hats when outside from the start of term 4. Over the next week, could you please take a moment to check that your child has a suitable sunsmart hat labelled with their name (always a good tip to have a spare hat as well). Please note that broad-brimmed and legionnaire hats are the only hats deemed suitable; baseball caps are not compliant with our Sunsmart policy.