As stated in our Student Wellbeing Code of Conduct, relationship is always key in productive and positive progress with learning experiences.
Effective teaching and learning require:
- supportive and safe learning environments.
- timely and effective feedback.
- positive and respectful working relationships.
- appropriate reconciliation when relationship is broken.
As a school, we acknowledge that all of us have made, and can make, poor decisions (Romans 3:23 – For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God). Our goal, however, is to recognise that when we encourage one another, and in His strength, endeavour to enact godly principles with our conduct and our speech, that we can collectively as a community, seek to bring glory to His name (Philippians 4:13).
For these reasons, we have embraced the PeaceWise program as a biblical approach to resolving conflict in a way that glorifies God.
What is it?
PeaceWiseKids and PeaceWiseYouth is a Christian program that equips kids to deal with challenging relationships and conflict in healthy, constructive & life-changing ways.
Students will learn what conflict is, where it came from, and a basic framework they can use in any conflict situation. They will then learn how to respond to conflict by learning the principles, skills and tools needed to be peacemakers. Finally, students will be inspired to become peacemakers for life. They will learn that as they apply these principles, they can be bringing peace both into their own relationships and into the communities to which they belong.
How does it link to Australian Curriculum?
There are different courses for year levels, and they are closely aligned with the Australian Curriculum, particularly in Health Education and the General Capability of Personal and Social Capability.
In the Australian Curriculum, students develop personal and social capability as they learn to understand themselves and others, and manage their relationships, lives, work and learning more effectively. Personal and social capability involves students in a range of practices including recognising and regulating emotions, developing empathy for others and understanding relationships, establishing and building positive relationships, making responsible decisions, working effectively in teams, handling challenging situations constructively and developing leadership skills.
For more information, you can go to https://peacewise.org.au/peacewisekids/