Wellbeing framework for schools

The Wellbeing Framework supports schools to create teaching and learning environments that enable students to be healthy, happy, engaged and successful.

Wellbeing in our public schools is driven by the themes of Connect, Succeed and Thrive.

What's New? The Wellbeing Self-assessment Tool has been released as a working document.

What is wellbeing?

In very broad terms, wellbeing can be described as the quality of a person’s life. Wellbeing needs to be considered in relation to how we feel and function across several areas, including our cognitive, emotional, social, physical and spiritual wellbeing.

There are strong links between wellbeing and school excellence. Schools should consider teaching and learning and the development of wellbeing as parallel, integrated, complementary processes.

The department is committed to creating quality learning opportunities for children and young people.

Our students will:

  • be actively connected to their learning, have positive and respectful relationships and experience a sense of belonging to their school and community.
  • be respected, valued, encouraged, supported and empowered to succeed.
  • grow and flourish, do well and thrive.

Parents entrust their children and young people to principals, teachers and school staff with confidence that schools will deliver on this agenda.

Wellbeing Framework for Schools

Wellbeing is dynamic and is integral to learning.

The Wellbeing Framework equips schools and their communities to support students at each stage of their development and to do this through quality teaching, learning and engagement.

Schools play a key role in achieving this through planning and decision-making to meet the needs of their students. This work is underpinned by our high standards, clear expectations productive relationships that support students to learn.

Elements of the Wellbeing Framework

Schools are required to have a planned approach to wellbeing that incorporates the elements of the Wellbeing Framework, including:

  • Teaching and learning
  • Behaviour, discipline and character education
  • Learning and support
  • Professional practice
  • Effective leadership
  • School planning


Wellbeing Framework for Schools (PDF 165.11KB)

School Excellence Framework

Behaviour Code for Students

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