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Student Wellbeing

The wellbeing of all members of our school us central to our vision for a happy and healthy school. We strive to develop skills necessary to face life’s challenges with hope, faith and resilience.

Pastoral Care at St. Thomas Aquinas Norlane is based on the values and person of Jesus Christ. It therefore seeks to promote an atmosphere where students and staff are able to learn in a safe, stable and happy environment. Of fundamental importance is the relationship of trust, cooperation and partnership between school staff, students and their families. This community approach to promoting and enhancing wellbeing provides a safe, secure, supportive environment for each member of our school community.


St Thomas Aquinas Primary School have joined up with a City of Greater Geelong initiative “Healthy Together Geelong”.

There are many benefits to promoting health in schools, the simplest being that healthy children and young people learn better. The early years environment can influence children’s health and wellbeing and this impacts on their learning and development.

A whole service approach to health promotion brings together educators, staff, management, children, families and the broader community to promote health and wellbeing


Pastoral Care

Pastoral care at St Thomas Aquinas is displayed through the following. For copies of the relevant policy and guidelines documents see Policies page in Student Wellbeing:

  • Our Vision and Mission Statements and our Religious Education Policy.
  • Wellbeing:
    Students and staff
  • Respectful Relationships
    Berry Street Education Model
    Student Leadership and Student Voice
    Assemblies, Awards and celebrations
  • Restorative Practice
    Social and Emotional Learning – Personal and Social General Capabilities
    Drug Education
    Anti- Bullying policy
  • Community outreach and involvement