The wellbeing of every student at St Mary of the Cross is a priority. Research into ‘student wellbeing’ demonstrates a significant correlation between positive wellbeing and better learning and academic outcomes.

Therefore we have implemented a number of wellbeing programs across the school to support students on a universal and targeted program level.  For example…….

Skills of fair play, particularly negotiation and problem solving.


Positive Behaviours for Learning (PB4L)

St Mary of the Cross is a ‘Positive Behaviours for Learning’ school, which means all students and staff follow our whole school ‘Behaviour Expectations’ of……..

Being Safe, Respectful and Responsible. 

Sam the Saltwater Crocodile is our PB4L Mascot and students are acknowledged and rewarded for following Sam's Behaviour Expectations.  PB4L creates a positive and engaging environment for learning and also supports our ‘School Values’ of ……..

Inclusivity, Respect, Integrity and Success.

Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships (RRRR) Program

At St Mary of the Cross our Wellbeing Curriculum is based upon the Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships program that also aligns with our ‘School Values’. As a faith based community, students and staff value the sacred dignity of each person, therefore the RRRR curriculum works towards developing positive and respectful relationships skills.

CASEA Program

CASEA is an early years whole school and targeted program for children aged 5-9 years of age.  

CASEA aims to increase students skills in the following areas:

Recognising emotion in self and others

Connecting emotions with behaviours

Emotion regulation strategies

Making friends and maintaining friendships and

Skills of fair play, particularly negotiation and problem solving.

Feeling is Thinking (FisT) Program

The Feeling is Thinking Program is a targeted program for children 9-12 years of age that is focussed on helping students understand and manage strong feelings and emotions.  Participants develop workable problem solving skills, connecting emotions with behaviour and learn new strategies to express strong emotions in a positive non aggressive way.