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Social & Emotional Learning

Brunswick North Primary School is committed to providing a safe, secure and stimulating environment for all students. We understand that students reach their full potential only when they are happy, healthy and safe, and that a positive school culture helps to engage students and support them in their learning. Our school acknowledges that student wellbeing and learning outcomes are closely linked. The following school programs and frameworks outline some of the ways in which we create and maintain a safe, supportive and inclusive school environment consistent with our school’s values of Respect, Responsibility and Courage:

Be You

Brunswick North Primary School is a Be You school. Be You is an Australian mental health and wellbeing initiative. It’s not a program, but a framework that helps us take care of student’s mental health needs by focusing on 

  • Strengthening and improving the mental health awareness and literacy of the whole school communit
  • Strengthening and improving the “help seeking” and “support seeking” behaviours and capabilities of the whole school community

The Be You Framework focuses on developing mentally healthy communities, family partnerships, learning resilience, early support and responding together. (

Buddies Program

At BNPS our Foundation Students and Grade 5/6 Students participate in the Better Buddies Program. The Alannah & Madeline Foundation's Better Buddies Framework is an initiative designed to create friendly and caring primary school communities where bullying is reduced. Through Better Buddies, children in their first and last year of primary school buddy up and learn the values: caring for others, friendliness, respect, valuing difference, including others and responsibility. Better Buddies enables younger children to feel safe and cared for while older children feel valued and respected.

The Alannah and Madeline Foundation's Better Buddies Framework 

Child Safe Standards

At BNPS we follow the Child Safe Standards. The Child Safe Standards are compulsory minimum standards for all organisations that provide services to children including Victorian schools. As part of our commitment to ensuring child safety, we provide protective behaviours education to our students through our Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships Social and Emotional Learning materials (see RRRR) and through Body Safety and Relationship and Sexuality education. (Child Safe Standards) Please see Policies, Plans and Reports for more Child Safe Standards information. 

No Bullying

BNPS takes bullying very seriously and has guidelines for its prevention and management. Our approach requires that all students, teachers, and parents and carers work together to ensure that everyone understands that bullying is not acceptable and will not be tolerated. See our Anti-Bullying & Cyber-Bullying Policy & Procedures for more information. 


Brunswick North Primary School offers students, teachers and families a school-based psychology service. OnPsych is a bulk-billed Medicare funded school-based service. Please contact School Wellbeing staff or your child’s class teacher to provide you with the information to access this service if you are interested. 

Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships (RRRR)

At Brunswick North Primary School we implement the Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships Social and Emotional Learning materials at each year level to foster personal and social capabilities. This social skills program looks at building students’ resilience, identifying and managing emotions and developing the skills involved with getting along with others.  (RRRR Social and Emotional Learning Materials) 

School Wide Positive Behaviour Support

At Brunswick North Primary School we implement the School Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS) framework. SWPBS is whole-school framework that provides an evidence based approach to improving school behaviour and therefore improving school culture and increasing academic performance.

As part of this framework we embed our school values of Respect, Responsibility and Courage in the processes and expectations we have when looking at student behaviour.


Student inclusion


At BNPS we expect high standards of student behaviour based on co-operation, mutual responsibility and self-discipline. We promote positive, non-discriminatory relationships among students, parents, staff and the wider community. See our Student Wellbeing & Engagement Policy for more information.