Catherine McAuley College promotes the mental health and wellbeing of all students. It is vital for students to develop the skills to build positive mental health so that they can meet life’s challenges. They also learn better and have stronger relationships with others.
Our Year 7, 8 & 9 students begin every morning with their Student Advocate utilising our CMC Circle Time routine to support student engagement, build relationship with their peers and to create positive classroom environments.
Part of our commitment is to explicitly teach Social and Emotional Learning. Our Coolock students have a timetabled 42-minute session each week, which is facilitated by the Health and Physical Education staff.
CMC utilises the following programs to give students the skills and strategies to build resilience and to understand and acknowledge their own feelings and those of their peers.
- Berry Street Education Model (BSEM)
- Positive Enhanced Education Curriculum (PEEC) – Institute of Positive Education
- Resilience Rights and Respectful Relationships