We are Respectful, Safe & Responsible

We are Respectful

Emotional literacy

Emotional literacy is the ability to ‘read emotions in myself and others. To be able to identify, understand and respond to emotions in a healthy way is something we explicitly teach at WPPS in the classroom and in intervention and support groups.


Identifying triggers

To ensure we are respectful to all, it is important that we understand what our ‘triggers’ are and how we can manage them before we “flip our lid”.

A trigger is something that can change your thoughts and actions from positive to negative. This could be the thoughts or actions of a past experience.


Choosing kind

As part of our SEL program, we teach that every one of us has a invisible bucket. This bucket can be filled or emptied depending on what others and myself say and do. When our bucket is full, we feel great. When it is empty, we feel sad and lonely.

We can fill other peoples buckets by saying and doing things to increase their positive emotions and in doing so we also fill our own bucket.


Social Emotional Learning

At Wyndham Park Primary we have a strong focus on Social Emotional Learning.

Within the classroom setting students are taught skills such as;

  • Identifying my stress
  • Managing stress in my body
  • Implementing and using a de-escalation plan 
  • Regulating emotions
  • Positive coping strategies 
  • Mindfulness
  • Character strengths 
  • Present, Centred, Grounding techniques to become ready for learning

In addition to this, Wyndham Park Primary School offers a Behavioural and Social Intervention program for students that are needing additional support.


Respectful Relationships

The Respectful Relationships initiative is a primary prevention program that tackles family violence through education. It involves building and promoting gender equity in relationships, challenging gender stereotypes, and supporting students to develop the pro-social behaviors that translate into equitable and courteous relationships.

Through the implementation of the Respectful Relationships education program, schools will give students opportunities for social and emotional learning in self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationships, ethics, values, social norms, stereotypes, human rights, risk and responsible decision-making.


BuildingRR Wheel

We are Safe

Physical Safety

Wyndham Park Primary School follows the Child Safe Standards and promotes the safety and wellbeing of students, staff and families at all times.

By teaching your child about body autonomy you will be helping to protect them from abuse. These Body Safety Rules are a great place to start!

Know the Signs

Have an open conversation with your child about what the early warning signs are, so they know what is OK and what isn’t. If they feel any of these uncomfortable sensations around someone, such as a feeling scared, shaky or sick in their stomach, they must tell you or someone in their Safety Network straight away.

Safety Network

Help your child to come up with three to five adults that they trust and feel comfortable with. These people are their safety network, and will be people who love and respect your child. This means that your child can go to these people with any concerns or red flags and they will be taken seriously. It is up to your child, not you, who these people are. Trust their instincts.


Talk with your child about secrets, and that if anyone asks them to keep a secret that makes them feel uncomfortable, it is OK to tell them you do not keep secrets, and it is safe to tell someone in their Safety Network.

If you or someone you know needs to talk, speak to the Wellbeing Team at school or visit Kids Helpline – 1800 55 1800 (email or webchat available also)


Safe and Supportive School Community

The Wyndham Park Primary School Bully Busters portal allows students to submit an online form to notify staff that they are experiencing bullying. Students in grades 3 – 6 have access to Bully Busters on their laptops, so they are able to submit a form independently. Students in grades Foundation – 2 are encouraged to speak to their classroom teacher or a member of the Wellbeing Team.




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  • Repeated aggression that’s targeted towards a student by someone with more power 
  • Intended to cause harm, distress or fear
  • Often happens out of sight
  • Mutual arguments and disagreements
  • Being left out once
  • Someone being mean or aggressive once

Students that need extra support to navigate safe break times, are encouraged to make a Plan for Play.

Having a plan, allows students to build their resilience by identifying what or who causes them issues and planning to minimise the chances of that happening.


Safe and Healthy Relationships

Healthy relationships start with feeling respected and safe.  At Wyndham Park Primary School we promote gender equality and focus on Empowerment, Resilience and Respect.

Everyone has a right to respect and safety in all relationships. Relationship behaviour that is abusive is never OK and may be domestic and family violence or sexual violence.  If you are worried about unhealthy, abusive or violent behaviour in any of your relationships, you can contact 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or follow this link to online chat.

Online Safety

As parents and carers you know your child better than anyone and have the best opportunity to support and guide them to have safer online experiences. 

The eSafety Guide for Parents covers some of the key online safety issues for young people and includes a range of practical tips and advice on what to do if things go wrong.  Topics include: cyberbullying, online pornography, sending or receiving inappropriate messages online (sexting), time spent online, online gaming, unwanted contact and grooming and how to report abuse.

There is also a specific guide for younger children – Online safety for under 5’s


Home Safety

At Wyndham Park Primary School, we understand that every family is unique.  As such, home environments will also vary.  The WPPS Home Matrix provides students and parents with guidelines for behaviours at home, that align with our school values of Respectful, Safe and Responsible.

If you are interested in more information on a range of health and safety topics, visit Better Health Channel.

The home is the most common location for childhood injury to occur. There can be many hazards in the home which can lead to injuries from falls, drowning, burns & scalds, choking & suffocation, electrocution, toys, dog bites and more.

Follow these links to KidSafe Victoria’s Safe Home Checklist and Parent’s Guide to KidSafe Homes.


Safe on the Streets

Safe on the Streets is a Road Safety resource.  Designed in the UK, it is still relevant to Australian users and contains excellent information about how to be safe when travelling in a car, active travel or on the road.  Safe on the Streets – Interactive website
Is your child travelling safely?  FREE car seat fitting and safety checks



We are Responsible

Growth Mindset

Being responsible is adapting a growth mindset.

Children with a growth mindset are able to see challenges as an experience to learn and grow. They understand they can improve abilities over time, however having a  fixed mindset is believing that aibilities can not be changed or developed. 

Positive affirmations can also be developed to help with thinking more optimistic, and can also help with adapting a growth mindset.

Being responsible is looking after ourselves and others. Self-care is any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health. Self-care helps improve mood and help reduce anxiety. It’s also the key to a good relationships with oneself and others. Having a self care-plan is a great resource to manage our wellbeing. 

Check out the link below on ideas you can adapt for your own self-care plan. 


Positive affirmations are statements that can help with challenging negative thoughts and to help maintain a positive mental attitude. Positive affirmations are found to help improve general well-being and maintain healthy mindsets. 


Wheel of Choice

Being responsible is using the ‘Wheel of Choice’. Our students developed this tool. It is now taught to other students as great problem-solving tool to help students build independence and resilience when facing challenges in the yard. 

Students complete weekly SWPBS lessons which ensures students have the strategies to problem solve within the yard using the wheel of choice.

Peer Mediators are selected and used in the yard to assist students in making good choices. Students have the opportunity to show SAFE, RESPONSIBLE and RESPECTFUL values within the yard and the classroom each term to be award a badge.



At Wyndham Park Primary School, everyone has a de-escalation plan. Theses are used to help everyone at Wyndham Park primary school become present, centred and grounded- ready for learning. 

De-escalation plans are reviewed each term to ensure the student can reflect and choose techniques that best suit them.

Coming to School on Time Everyday

Being Responsible is coming to school on time and every day. As we know coming to school is providing children with an education.

Education  provides students a chance to develop mentally, physically and develop social awareness in them. 

Why it’s important for children to attend school?

  – Build and learn math and writing skills

  – Opportunity to learn and try new skills

  – Build friendship groups and learn social skills

  – Feel prepared for class everyday

  – Feel prepared for the year ahead and ongoing school years.