School Strategic Plan (SSP):

Goal: To create a positive climate for learning, which empowers students and promotes and enhances student wellbeing and resilience.

2019 Annual Implementation Plan (AIP):

Key Improvement Strategies:

  • Develop a positive learning culture for all students, staff, parents and community.


  1. To develop and document a whole school approach to Wellbeing (Visible Wellbeing)

 School Policies (DET Templates)- website:

  • Bullying Prevention Policy: 2019
  • Student Engagement and Wellbeing Policy: 2018
  • Inclusion and Diversity Policy: 2019


  • Learning Focus Updates
  • Newsletter Articles

School Structures:

  • Staff Professional Learning:
    • Visible Wellbeing: Professor Lea Waters / team – Melbourne University 2017 – 2019
    • Managing Classroom Interactions: Jenny Mackay 2017 – 2018
    • Trauma and Attachment
  • Staff Implementation Team: Regular planning meetings
  • Staff Planning Documents: weekly / term / yearly planners
  • Staff Performance and Development Process: SMART goal linked to improving student wellbeing
  • Classroom:
    • Wellbeing Learning Intentions
    • Classroom displays: Growth Mindset, Strengths, SEARCH Framework
    • Gratitude charts, Compliment books, Growth Mindset cards
  • School Yard: Clubs Program
    • Cool
    • STEM
    • Art
    • Tech
    • Dance
    • Lego
    • Green Team
    • Origami
    • Yoga
  • Student Wellbeing team
  • Parent Workshops:
    • Professor Lea Waters: Strength Switch
    • Chris Daicos: Building Independence
    • Cyber Safety: Susan McLean

Visible Wellbeing – SEARCH Framework (F – 6)

At HWPS we understand that wellbeing correlates directly to academic success and growth.

Over the past 18 months, we have been undertaking professional learning in Visible Wellbeing TM

(VWB) designed by acclaimed psychology researcher, Professor Lea Waters (PhD) which combines the science of wellbeing with the science of learning and teaching to make wellbeing visible in all classrooms and curriculum areas.

VWB is not a set curriculum; it is a flexible approach, which can be applied across any subject matter, and in all contexts – early learning, primary, secondary and in the staff room. With the VWB approach, academic learning and wellbeing are truly integrated.

We aim to achieve three key goals:

  • To help students and staff to clearly see their own and other’s wellbeing using VWB practices (SEE, HEAR, FEEL)
  • To help students and staff systematically build wellbeing using the SEARCH framework (STRENGTHS, EMOTIONAL MANAGEMENT, ATTENTION AND AWARENESS, RELATIONSHIPS, COPING AND HABITS AND GOALS)
  • To facilitate learning through the visible wellbeing classroom process (GOALS, LEARNING INTENTIONS, SUCCESS CRITERIA, ACTIVITIES AND SELF REFLECTIONS USING A RUBRIC)


Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships (RRRR) (F – 6)

The Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships (RRRR) learning materials cover eight topics of Social and Emotional Learning across all levels of primary and secondary education: Emotional Literacy; Personal Strengths; Positive Coping; Problem Solving; Stress Management; Help Seeking; Gender and Identity; and Positive Gender Relationships.


Inquiry Unit: Belonging (F – 6)


eSmart (F – 6)

  • Yr 5/6 Digital Licence (Modules completed each term)
  • F-4 cybersafety (Victorian Curriculum)


Bravehearts: (Foundation)

Bravehearts specialises in personal safety education programs for children, as well as industry-leading child protection training courses for professionals.

By empowering children with personal safety skills and training adults in child protection we are nurturing child-safe environments, and helping to make Australia the safest place in the world to raise a child


Positive Detective: (F-6 2017) Foundation

Positive Detective (PD) is a wellbeing and positive education program for schools. It encourages students to find the good in their world and share it with others to increase their own happiness and those of others.


Zones of Regulation: (F – 4)

Zones of Regulation is a framework that uses four colors to help students identify their feelings and level of alertness and provides strategies to support emotional regulation.


Click Against Hate (5 – 6)

Our Grade 5/ 6 students recently participated in the ‘Click Against Hate’ (CAH) program. The program focuses on promoting an inclusive culture and respectful school climate by addressing issues of bias and bullying: incitement, online dangers, cyber bullying, racism, anti Semitisim, Islamophobia, freedom of speech.

In summing up their learning, students created posters to send the message of diversity and respect to our school community. The posters have been displayed across the school

Student Attitudes to School Data:

Social Engagement




Student Voice and Agency



Sense of Connectedness



Sense of Inclusion




School Safety




Respect for Diversity



Teacher –Student Relationships




Teacher Concern









Not experiencing bullying










Managing bullying




2020 Annual Implementation Plan (AIP):

Key Improvement Strategies:

  • Develop a positive learning culture for all students, staff, parents and community.
  • Develop, document and implement a whole school approach to wellbeing and engagement



  1. Improve student wellbeing through explicit and consistent practices (Visible Wellbeing, Respectful Relationships, Bullying, Restorative Practices )
  2. Document consistent practices (Visible Wellbeing, Respectful Relationships, Bullying, Restorative Practices )


Plans :

  • Term 1: Focus on building respectful relationships
  • DET Respectful Relationships Program
  • Courage to Care Program (5-6)
  • Wellbeing Leaders
  • Wellbeing Leaders – regular updates


Throughout the year, our goal has been to keep parents informed of the latest VWB activities/learnings that our students and teachers are participating in across the school. Teachers have also provided some activities ideas that families can participate in to reflect on and develop your own wellbeing.

Eg: Tip of the week: this week you and your family could look at the character strength humour. During a time when you are all together, all share a joke or share something that makes you laugh.