Beechworth Primary Schools is proud to announce that we are officially registered as an eSmart school.
We have introduced policies and activities to improve the way our school manages cybersafety and cyberbullying. This helps students, staff and the wider school community build confidence to be smart, safe and responsible users of digital technology.
We encourage everyone in the school community to continue to uphold and promote eSmart behaviours, at school and at home. We annually send home Acceptable Usage Agreements for both students and families to sign. This agreement outlines safe behaviours that students promise to adhere to, if not consequences that follow as a result of their actions.
Kids Matter is a whole-school approach involving the members of the school community – school staff, parents and carers, students and the broader community– building and refining a thriving positive culture where everyone feels a sense of belonging. This means our school is committed to addressing the needs of the school community. It involves looking at what the school teaches in relation to social and emotional learning, ensuring that teaching is interactive and inclusive, building partnerships with families and the broader community that are inclusive and respectful, and reflecting the diversity of the school community in the development of policies and procedures. It is widely recognised that effective and sustainable interventions in schools occur when a whole school approach is implemented.
Our whole-school approach is particularly important when it comes to addressing children’s mental health and wellbeing because of the significant influences of the family, community, staff and peers on children’s mental health wellbeing.
Children’s mental health and wellbeing is promoted and supported when the key people in their lives come together to work in partnership in the best interests of students.
Beechworth primary school is committed to this whole school approach and is working toward being a Kids Matter accredited school.
Click the Links below to download some useful Kids Matter info sheets:Coping With Fears & Worries Friendship Skills Decision Making Supporting Children's Confidence Visit the Kids Matter website for more info sheets
Our school is a SunSmart school and all children are to wear broad-brimmed hats when outdoors. However, they have the choice of a beanie, broad-brimmed hat or no hat from May 1 to August 31. In order to protect our students from the harmful rays of the sun, we have a no hat, no play policy. Hats may be bought at the office for $10.Visit the SunSmart Website