Learning outcomes and links to wellbeing
Wellbeing is linked to improved academic achievement, enhanced mental health and responsible life choices. What are some of the factors that make up wellbeing?
- Being involved in supportive relationships
- Feeling that your life has meaning and purpose
- Feeling connected to others in your community
- Feeling a sense of control of your emotions
- Engaging in activities that are important to you.
As an educator, you want to ensure students are safe and happy throughout their time at school and beyond. Below are some ways to lay the foundations for student wellbeing and to collaborate with parents to build on and enhance these vital skills.
- Model strong, healthy and trusting relationships
- Teach social and emotional skills to build resilience and wellbeing
- Embed inclusive teaching practices to build a connected, cohesive and culturally safe school culture
- Provide opportunities for students to participate actively in their learning
- Make time for open communication with parents about their child
- Build positive relationships with community groups to share an understanding of student safety and wellbeing.
Research tells us that young people who feel safe, connected and secure and have loving and trusting relationships are more likely to be active participants in their learning and to achieve better physical, emotional, social and educational outcomes.