15 October 2018

Friendly Schools and Families

Why Friendly Schools?

Healthy Students Learn Better

Michael Fullan, a leading expert on education change, states the three priorities for education change should be numeracy, literacy and well being (Evidence for Practice, p. 51). The Friendly Schools resources use the strengths-based approach that focuses on what creates positive health, rather than emphasising risk factors or causes of ill health.

In terms of what that looks like when dealing with covert bullying behaviour, rather than seeking to punish the behaviour, the Friendly Schools program identifies strategies to help schools to reduce the likelihood of it happening in the first place.

Mr Warwick Norman

Friendly Schools and Families Coordinator