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St Elizabeth's School Dandenong North

  • The Wellbeing of our children and families is at the centre of who we are at St. Elizabeth’s

  • Our children develop social and emotional skills through a variety of programs to create a positive education experience where a sense of belonging is developed

  • We take part in daily Christian meditation and mindfulness practises in our brain breaks throughout the day 

  • Our Student Representative Council (SRC) enables and fosters student voice with a representative in each class

  • Each of our Year 6’s are also represented with leadership role. In these roles, students are able to  (but not limited to) bring about change in our school and give each students a chance to have their voice heard on a particular issue  

  • Our buddy program is pivotal in creating a positive school environment. We have a variety of programs in our school, with our Foundations partnered with our Year 6 students, Year 5’s are partnered with teachers and our Year’s 1 & 2’s are partnered with our Year 3 & 4’s



  • At St. Elizabeth’s we have a variety of lunchtime activities

  • These activities aim to encourage social skills, interaction and positive relationships among students

  • Students have the opportunity to take part in clubs such as ‘Loom Bands’, ‘Art Club’, ‘Drama Club’ & ‘Dance Club’

  • We also have a School Choir who meet each week to practice for any upcoming performances such as school masses or assemblies


Berry Street

  • At St. Elizabeth’s, we have adopted the Berry Street Education Model

  • The program works hand in hand with the ‘Zones of Regulation’ as it works to improve student’s ability to self-regulate, develop relationship and overall academic growth

  • The model provides many opportunities for teachers to understand the students they’re working with and how they best learn

Berry Street

Growth Mindset (SEL, Zones of Regulation)

  • The Social and Emotional curriculum is paramount to achieve student success. A student needs to feel comfortable and ready to learn in order to meet the outcomes of their daily learning 

  • In the junior school, we have introduced the Zones of Regulation program which primarily gives students the language to properly articulate how they’re feeling

    • Students learn a variety of emotions and correspond them to a colour, for example, ‘If I’m feeling sad or lonely, that means I’m in the blue zone’

    • As the students progress with their learning, they can develop a skillset of strategies that help them move into the best and most desired zone for learning – the green zone

    • This ensures that each child is able to self-regulate their emotions, creating the best learning environment for them 

  • Students also are exposed to the Social and Emotional Curriculum through class meetings and greeting circles. These can take place at any moment in the day and are often catered to the needs of the class

Growth Mindset

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