Student wellbeing is integral to all aspects of a positive and successful school experience. Fostering the personal and social development of the individual is a pre-requisite for effective engagement in learning.
AGHS recognises that the wellbeing of students is inextricably connected to the schools teaching and learning programs and initiatives. The specific focus of the Connecting learning & lifeprogram is to support students in taking positive action and responsibility for their physical, social and emotional health. The program is designed to meet the personal, social and learning needs of stage 4 students. It aims to ensure that students feel safe, have a sense of belonging, have positive self-esteem, trust their teachers and accept responsibility for their learning.
It is envisaged that the program will encourage and enable students to learn the essential knowledge, understandings and skills that will allow them to be active, effective and responsible participants in a 21st century society. The purpose of the program is to develop each student as a learner, person, community member and contributor to society. Through engagement in the program students will be encouraged to enjoy learning and to realise their individual potential.
To enhance effective learning and teaching by:
- Encouraging students to take responsibility for their own learning and behaviour
- Identifying and catering for the individual learning needs and learning styles of students and assisting students to recognise their learning gift
- Ensuring that learning activities build on prior knowledge and experiences and are socially and culturally relevant and inclusive
- Identifying key social skills and developing strategies that will assist all students to acquire them, or make progress towards them, over time.
- Developingthe 21st century learning skills of critical thinking, creative thinking, communicating, and collaborating in order to quip students to thrive in the classroom and in the world beyond.
- Students will be encouraged to take the initiative and be active participants in the learning process, becoming responsible, productive and independent lifelong learners
- Students learning experiences will affirm their individuality and be positive and satisfying confirming self-worth
- Students gain a better understanding of their learning strengths, qualities and abilities and utilise their capability to reach their goals and potential
- Students learn to collaborate and interact more effectively with others and connect through technology
- Students will develop an understanding of themselves as well as skills for positive, socially responsible participation
- Students will develop competencies which enhance the quality of their relationships with others.
- Students will develop 21st century learning skills that will support their learning, and lead to success in school and beyond.