Wellbeing - Introduction

This is what Yahweh asks of you, only this:
That you act justly,
That you love tenderly,
That you walk humbly with your God.
(Micah 6:8)

Wellbeing is fundamental to successful learning. Children and young people who are happy, confident and able to establish meaningful relationships are better placed to achieve positive learning outcomes. At St. Dominic’s, we believe that the learning environment of our students needs to be safe and supportive for the development of the ‘whole person’. We promote inclusion and model values which are consistent with the Gospel teachings of Jesus.

The connection between the promotion of wellbeing and positive learning outcomes is clear. Research on health and wellbeing has shown that the school environment is important for the promotion of wellbeing. Further, positive learning outcomes occur when delivered through a framework of social and emotional learning (SEL) approaches. Together they provide a sound basis for developing future healthy relationships and ultimately, achieving success in life.

(The Wellbeing Landscape, CEO Learning Centred Schools: A Sacred Landscape)