“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
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,
- K – 3 Learning Support Coordinator ; Kirsten Andersson
- 4 – 7 Learning Support Coordinator ; Gabriel Scarman
- 8 – 12 Learning Support Coordinator ; Sandra van Vliet
- Wellbeing Worker ; Lukas Heck
- High School Counsellor and Wellbeing Worker ; Deanna Jarrett