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Wellbeing

 

    How Is Wellbeing Defined at ISP?

    We believe that...

    • student wellbeing is critical.
    • we should aim to develop in young people the resources, agility and imagination needed to live productively and sustainably.
    • by embracing change our students will see challenges and setbacks as exciting learning opportunities.

     

    Who Is the Wellbeing Team and What Are Their Objectives?

    Primary School

    Primary School Vice Principal (Student Wellbeing)

    • Wellbeing team leader.
    • Oversees meetings with all constituents.
    • In consultation with the Principal, approves Individual Education Plans (IEP).
    • Involves Principal when necessary.

    Grade Level Coordinators and Classroom / Specialist Teachers

    • Primary point-of-contact for parents.
    • Reinforce day-to-day procedures.
    • Integrate PSE programme.
    • Promote healthy life choices.
    • Attend wellbeing team meetings as invited.

    Primary School Nurse

    • Day-to-day medical care.
    • Provides support for related PSE programme issues.
    • Attends wellbeing team meetings as invited.
    • Liaison with external agencies.

    Secondary School

    Secondary School Vice Principal (Wellbeing)

    • Wellbeing team leader
    • Oversees regular meetings with all constituents
    • Oversees all student information systems
    • Allocates team resources
    • Approves Individual Learning Plans (ILP)
    • Involves Principal when necessary

    Counseling Services

    • One-to-one and group counseling available for students
    • Institutes Individual Learning Plans where necessary
    • Provides therapeutic service
    • Addresses emotional/social/psychological/behavioural issues
    • Liaises with child protection agencies
    • Supported by external services

    Heads of Grade and Homeroom Team

    • Daily homeroom meetings with students, reinforcing day-to-day procedures
    • Homeroom teachers is primary point-of-contact for parents
    • Integrated into PSE program
    • Supports academic needs
    • Promotes healthy life-choices
    • Each Head of Grade attends relevant Wellbeing team meetings

    Secondary School Nurse

    • Day-to-day medical care
    • Provides support for related PSE program issues
    • Attends Wellbeing team meetings
    • Promotes healthy life choices
    • Coordinates all Individual Health Plans
    • Liaises with external agencies

    Personal and Social Education (PSE) Team

    • Proactive PSE program available for students
    • Provides additional mentoring support where necessary
    • Non-therapeutic
    • Supports students’ academic needs
    • Supports students’ emotional and social needs
    • Supports IB curricular objectives
    • Promotes healthy life choices
    • Supported by external services

     

    The Student Wellbeing Team is dedicated to supporting each student by promoting positive attitudes, choices, and behaviors.

    The Wellbeing programme supports both the school’s mission and objectives and the IB Learner Profile, and aims to:

    • Develop transferable skills in compassionate thinking and self-management.
    • Develop skills to resolve conflict peacefully.
    • Promote the development of physical health, ethics and social behaviour.
    • Encourage lifelong learning.
    • Provide an environment where students feel secure and welcome.
    • Promote respect for the rights of everyone.

    The team encourages everyone in the school community to promote and maintain appropriate conduct, and this is characterized as behavior which:

    • Values and respects the rights of others, including the right to learn.
    • Fosters a happy, safe and secure environment.
    • Recognizes that each member of the community is unique.
    • Treats others fairly.
    • Expects members of the community to take responsibility for their actions.
    • Promotes compassion and tolerance.
    • Develops skills for peaceful resolution of conflict.
    • Values and respects others and their differences.
    • Addresses inappropriate behavior.
    • Upholds the school’s mission, objectives and ethos.

    Lastly, the team ensures that the Child Protection Policy is upheld. The policy is available at the link below.

    child protection policy

     

    An IB education is holistic in nature—it is concerned with the whole person. Along with cognitive development, IB programmes address students’ social, emotional and physical well-being.

    The International Baccalaureate