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Kidsmatter

Magill is a Kidsmatter School.

Kidsmatter Primary is a flexible whole school approach to children’s mental health and wellbeing. Kidsmatter Primary provides the proven methods, tools and support to help schools, parents and carers, health services and the wider school community nurture happy, healthy balanced children. The implementation of Kidsmatter framework is a planned, strategic whole school approach.

There are 4 core components are

  1. Positive School community.
  2. Social and Emotional learning for students.
  3. Working with parents and carers.
  4. Helping students with mental health difficulties.

Kidsmatter is underpinned by the following guiding principles:-

  • The best interests of the child
  • Respectful relationships
  • Diversity is respected and valued.
  • Parents and carers are recognised as the most important people in the children’s lives.
  • Students are active participants.
  • Schools, health and community agencies work together with families.
     

Kidsmatter has been developed in collaboration with Beyond Blue, Australian Psychological Society and Principal Australia Institute. It has been funded by the Australian Government of Health as well as Beyond Blue.

Magill began to implement Kidsmatter Primary in 2014.

More information can be found at https://www.kidsmatter.edu.au/

 

When children have a strong sense of belonging their emotional and social well-being is healthy and this impacts extremely positively in their learning. When children feel optimistic there is increased engagement and this flows through to an increase in learning outcomes. Research has shown that children improve 6 months academically by Year 7 when Kidsmatter has been implemented into schools.