Catholic Education South Australia

Wellbeing and Safety

Student Wellbeing, incorporating social and emotional learning, is highly valued at Immaculate Heart of Mary School. We believe that it is a fundamental part of a child’s development and endeavour to support all students in their flourishing.


IHM uses a whole school approach to children’s health and wellbeing. Our approach is inclusive of a R-6 Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) framework.  As part of this, students are taught specific skills like self awareness, self management, social/relationship skills, resilience, coping skills, inclusion, positive thinking, flexible thinking, responsible decision making and appreciating diversity.  We link our SEL to our Religious Education framework and Made in the Image of God program.

Personal Responsibility Guidelines- We keep safe, we show respect, we build community

Our guiding framework is one of restorative justice.  It is a values based, collaborative approach to dealing with conflict. This allows a voice for all and an understanding about the harm caused.  It focuses on restoring the dignity and wellbeing of those involved and places value on respect, honesty, humility, care and trust.

At Immaculate Heart of Mary School we promote an environment that encourages Love, Hope, Justice, Connectedness and Inclusivity.


 Behaviour Guidelines.pdf
 Behaviour Expectations.pdf
 Anti Bullying and Anti Harassment Policy.pdf

Peaceful Kids Intervention Program


Small groups of children attend weekly sessions with our Chaplain.  The purpose of the program is:

•Minimise symptoms - anxiety and stress
•Build emotional resilience / reservoir of strength
•Build coping strategie
•Self-calm / self- regulate
•Life long skills
•Prevention / intervention