Student Wellbeing Project

The Student Wellbeing Project is a research initiative of the Swinburne Institute of Social Research around the delivery of student support services in Government and Catholic schools in Australia. This collection collates the historic and current policies, strategic initiatives, guidelines and relevant reports that relate to student wellbeing and how models of student support services in schools have developed over time.

Chief Investigators: Monica Thielking and David Mackenzie. Contact: mthielking@swin.edu.au


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Student Wellbeing Project

Policy

27 Feb 2013
This declaration is our commitment to that goal. It comes from a far reaching process of consultation involving staff, parents, community groups, government agencies, business, industry and tertiary institutions. Most importantly it reflects the voices of the many students who took part in futures forum...

Research report

20 Feb 2013

Between 2007 and 2012, $4.5 billion was invested in Victorian Government schools through two major infrastructure programs: the state-funded Victorian Schools Plan (VSP) and the Commonwealth-funded Building the Education Revolution (BER) program.

These programs saw building works take place at 93 per cent of...

Strategy

29 Jan 2013

This document provides the procedural guidelines to ensure the consistent management of the health care of students with specialised health needs within educational settings. In order to ensure the best student outcomes, health risks are to be collaboratively monitored among school staff, parents and appropriately...

Policy

1 Jan 2013

The DECS Improvement and Accountability Framework, working within the context of the SA Strategic Plan and DECS Statement of Directions supports our organisation to achieve and sustain high performance. It integrates processes of improvement and accountability to achieve effectiveness. It articulates the way...

Policy

1 Jan 2013

This document is intended as a set of guidelines reflected in 12 Principles for school drug education. These 12 principles provide a broad conceptual tool to inform the planning, implementation and review of school drug education programs, policies and practices.

It is noted that...

Strategy

4 Dec 2012

Applications for a waiver of international student fees must meet the assessment critetia and abide by the terms and conditions outlined in this policy. The Executive Director of the Department of Education and Training International (DETi) has the authority to approve fee waiver applications for...

Strategy

12 Sep 2012

The Safe, Supportive and Disciplined School Environment procedure houses the guidelines for implementation of the Code of School Behaviour and the Responsible Behaviour Plan for Students. All state schools are required to have an approved Responsible Behaviour Plan for Students which details a range of...

Strategy

28 Aug 2012

The Learner wellbeing and behaviour policy pertains to learners, teachers, parents, schools and relevant staff and is concerned with the creation and maintenance of safe and inclusive learning environments in order to provide learners with the best opportunity to reach their potential. This policy is...

Strategy

24 Aug 2012

This procedural outline details parents' obligations for ensuring their child's school attendance. Unless a reasonable excuse is provided, parents/Legal Guarduians are legally obligated to ensure that all of their dependants in the compulsory participation phase are enrolled and attend school. Failure by parents to uphold...

Strategy

9 Jul 2012

This procedure refers to cases where a child or young person cannot attend, or it would be unreasonable under the circumstances for them to attend school or participate in an eligible option for a period of more than 10 consecutive school days. The official process...

Strategy

9 Jul 2012

This procedure outlines the conditions of approved flexible arrangements which can take place on or off the school site. A student in the compulsory participation phase does not require a flexible arrangement when an alternative education provider is providing an eligible option . During the...

Strategy

9 Jul 2012

Disclosing Student Information to the Queensland Police Service outlines the protocols for disclosing student personal information to the Queensland Police Service in accordance with section 426 (4)(e)(i) and (ii) of the Education (General Provisions) Act (2006) (QLD). Section 426 of this document states that employees...

Strategy

9 Jul 2012

The Workplace Health and Safety Representative (HSR) document details the duties of HSRs. HSRs are elected staff members who act as a formal communication channel for their fellow staff. HSRs must represent the views of the staff group regarding strategies to improve the health and...

Strategy

9 Jul 2012

This program addresses the needs of non-government student hostels in rural and remote areas of Queensland. These establishments provide accomodation for geographically isolated primary and secondary aged students including students with disabilities. The Director-General of Education, Training and the Arts is authorised to approve access...

Strategy

9 Jul 2012

The Queensland Government respects the rights of parents to choose to engage their children in home education. As such, the Work Education in Queensland document has been created to outline the neccesary application procedures for parents seeking registration as home educators.

By submitting an...

Strategy

7 Jul 2012

This document reflects Education Queensland's committment to creating an inclusive learning environment that supports the mental health and wellbeing of all students.

The procedure covers three areas in the support of students' social and emotional wellbeing.

These are:

mental health promotion and...

Research report

27 Jun 2012

In all other states, the number of Indigenous children failing NAPLAN tests is increasing. This is the fourth report in the Indigenous Education series by Professor Helen Hughes and researcher Mark Hughes and finds that the government is wrongly blaming Indigenous failure rates on ethnicity,...

Journal article

15 Jun 2012

The present study considered factors influencing teachers' reporting of child sexual abuse (CSA). Conducted in three Australian jurisdictions with different reporting laws and policies, the study focused on teachers' actual past and anticipated future reporting of CSA. A sample of 470 teachers within randomly selected...

Strategy

14 Jun 2012

This procedural guideline must be read in conjunction with Partnerships in Learning Policy Driver (Doc ID: TASED-4-1398), Home Visit Safety Checklist (below), Worker Safety Guidelines (Doc ID: TASED-4-1219), Support for Early Years Home Visits (Doc ID: TASED-4-1218) and the Risk Management Template (Doc ID: TASED-4-1781),...

Discussion paper

1 Jun 2012

The Australian government believes a National Career Development Strategy will help towards supporting individuals to make appropriate choices throughout their lives about education, training, and work and to manage their careers successfully. This Green Paper outlines a proposed way forward for a National Career Development...