Woven throughout our curriculum is an understanding of the whole child. We recognise the need to nurture the intellectual, social, emotional and spiritual life of each child as they journey through our school. Our approach to wellbeing is built upon our Christian heritage and we have a wonderful resource in a full-time chaplain and counsellor known as Pastor Pete.
Each year level has a carefully considered wellness focus utilising a number of practices including mindfulness, breathing exercises and positive psychology. We have adopted the well-regarded social skills program ‘What’s the Buzz’ with various year levels.
Our regular Chapel services highlight the importance of the Annesley Junior School Values:
Valuable Action: Courage gives the hope I need, not just to cope but to succeed.
Valuable Action: I show respect, as well as honour, when I am considerate towards another.
Valuable Action: Humility does not have the intention to try and get all of the attention.
Valuable Action: I can be trusted with even more, because of what I’ve done before.
Valuable Action: Who I am and how I live, doesn’t change for who I’m with.
Valuable Action: If challenge comes from different sides, I won’t give up or compromise.
Valuable Action: Justice stands for right and fair, not just for myself, but for those I care.
Valuable Action: With a sincere heart I will offer, a generous hand towards another.
Valuable Action: Our view might see things differently, but difference is of worth to me.
Valuable Action: A grateful attitude is this, to see each day on earth a gift.