Wellbeing Curriculum

Canterbury’s wellbeing curriculum is supported by age-specific evidence based programs and uses a diverse range of teaching and learning approaches.

The College’s all-inclusive approach to delivering a wellbeing curriculum encompasses the general capabilities developed by ACARA and embedded in the Australian Curriculum, as well as supporting student’s mental, social, emotional and spiritual characteristic by connecting and promoting wellbeing within all learning experiences from Kindy through to Year 12.

Wellbeing at Canterbury aims to promote and encourage

  • Care, compassion, ability to relate to others and concern for the wellbeing of others including their rights, belongings, feelings and opinions,
  • Personal responsibility, resilience and self-discipline for learning and interactions,
  • A willingness to contribute positively to the College community, and
  • Increasing independence as the students move through the College.

Resilience is when children and young people can show healthy development despite adversity. Fostering resilience in young children requires strengthening one’s personal resources. Canterbury believes that supporting students in developing resilience is crucial to their education journey at the College as they strive for success and prepare for an ever-changing world.

The Resilience Project

The Resilience Project is an integral part of the Canterbury Wellbeing Blueprint and wellbeing curriculum. It delivers emotionally engaging programs, providing evidence-based, practical strategies to help students build resilience.

The Resilience Project focuses on three wellbeing concepts: Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness (G.E.M.) and how they can be used to support day to day learning, management of emotions and long-term mental health and wellbeing.