Student Wellbeing

“Joy and happiness in living, love for all existence, a power and energy for work, such are among the lifelong results of a right cultivation of the feeling for beauty and art.”

Rudolf Steiner

At Willunga Waldorf School the wellbeing of students is overseen by the Head of School, the Learning Support Faculty and the Wellbeing team. In addition, all teachers are responsible for the health and wellbeing of each student.

Our goal is to educate balanced, healthy, happy adults ready to engage fully in the world.

There is a strong link between student learning and wellbeing. Our educators aim to authentically integrate wellbeing into each student’s learning program. A school wide approach to health and social education, places value upon the growth and development of the spiritual, emotional, social, physical and academic domains. Experiencing positive relationships, a sense of belonging, gaining autonomy and developing purpose and meaning, are all important components of wellbeing.

The Student Wellbeing Program aims to encourage and strengthen:

  • care and concern for the wellbeing of others: their rights, belongings, feelings and opinions
  • personal responsibility and self-discipline
  • respect for diversity and richness of backgrounds, cultures and abilities
  • a willingness to contribute positively to the community
  • increasing independence as the students move through the school
  • inclusive practices that support each student to access opportunities that enable and enrich their learning experiences
  • opportunities for the personal development of positive values, attitudes and behaviours related to one’s learning
  • responsible stewardship of the beautiful school environment where students connect readily with nature
  • collaboration, education and parent teacher partnerships around wellbeing
  • student leadership


There are a range of staff and services that support students to realise their potential, learn to manage success and challenge and engage productively, both at school and in the community including our, 

Kerstin has worked at Willunga Waldorf School since 2016 providing Extra Lesson and Learning Support Coordination services in the Reception and lower primary years. In 2022, Kerstin joined the leadership team and now also coordinates the Community Education Program.

Gabrielle began working at Willunga Waldorf School in 2014 and has worked as Literacy Support, Classroom Assistant, Primary School Literacy Coordinator and Library Teacher. She is passionate about supporting student learning and inclusion and has been our Learning Support Coordinator for Classes 4-7 since 2017.

Luisa has been employed at Willunga Waldorf School for five years. Having spent time as a literacy support person in the High School, Luisa has been the High School Learning Support Coordinator for the past two years.

Lukas has been a staff member since 2006, working first in maintenance before combining this position with the role of Student Welfare Worker (Class 5-12). Since 2018 his role has focused entirely on Student Wellbeing and Learning Support in the Primary School.


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