Mackellar Primary School is excited to be a registered KidsMatter school. KidsMatter Primary is a national collaboration between education and health sectors. Developed by Beyondblue, Principals Australia Institute, Early Childhood Australia and the Australian Psychological Society, KidsMatter aims to:
- improve the mental health and wellbeing of students
- reduce mental health difficulties among students, and
- support children experiencing mental health difficulties.
KidsMatter’s prevention and early intervention initiative also recognises the important role that parents and carers play in the lives of their children. To make a positive difference to the mental health and wellbeing of our students, Mackellar Primary School encourages effective working relationships between school staff, parents and carers, health services and the broader community.
Mackellar Primary School is committed to:
- promoting a positive school community where there is a strong sense of belonging and inclusion
- providing social and emotional learning for students
- supporting parents, carers and families to support their children’s learning and mental health and wellbeing, and
- providing early intervention for students experiencing mental health difficulties.
For further information, including information resources for parents and carers, please visit the
KidsMatter website: www.kidsmatter.edu.au/primary
KidsMatter Survey for Parents and Carers
Every year, our parents and carers are invited to participate in the KidsMatter survey.
The survey asks your perspective on your child’s school and what you think is important for us to consider in better supporting children’s mental health and wellbeing. The survey is an opportunity for us to reflect on what we are doing well already and also what we can improve to promote children’s mental health and wellbeing.
Completing the survey is entirely optional and all responses are completely anonymous. Data is stored electronically by KidsMatter Primary in a secured database. The survey takes about ten minutes to complete. All staff and students also participate in a KidsMatter Survey annually.