Kids Matter Primary is a national initiative, which assists schools in nurturing positive and balanced kids. At Diamond Creek Primary we believe in a whole-school approach to children’s mental health and wellbeing as it is integral to their learning. Mentally healthy students arrive at school ready to learn and are more likely to achieve academic success. They are more motivated learners, have fewer behavioural problems and show greater commitment to their schoolwork.
At Diamond Creek Primary we are in the process of becoming a Kids Matter school. Staff are currently involved in professional learning that will allow us to better understand mental health and wellbeing. Kids Matter is about creating a positive school environment, where students feel safe and happy. It is about teaching students the skills they need during their social and emotional development, and to recognise and support students with mental health problems.