A positive sense of wellbeing can foster higher levels of engagement, school connectedness, emotional vitality, psychosocial functioning and academic performance. It is a key factor in enabling children and young people to contribute to society and enjoy meaningful and spiritually enriched lives.
Catholic Education Melbourne has developed eXcel: Wellbeing for learning in Catholic school communities as an explicit, practical guide to inform pedagogical practice, curriculum design and policies to strengthen children and young people’s wellbeing and learning outcomes. Presented as four intersecting dimensions of enable, connect, engage and learn, the first letter of each has been combined to form the overarching concept of ‘eXcel’.… eXcel encapsulates the spirit of ‘being the best we can be’ with God’s grace. (pg.2 , eXcel for Learning: Wellbeing for learning in Catholic school communities , Catholic Education Melbourne 2018)
At Holy Eucharist School we acknowledge and celebrate individual differences and are inclusive of all students. At our school we aim to provide a creative climate where all students can develop intellectually, emotionally, artistically and socially to their fullest potential. This experience provides a joy of learning, academic growth, arts exploration and acquisition of skills that exemplify responsible citizenship.
We believe that students who are happy, confident and able to establish meaningful relationships with their peers, school, family and community are better placed to achieve positive learning outcomes.
We strive to create an optimal learning environment where every student feels safe and supported and where all students learn to be responsible for their actions.
Through the whole school framework, eXcel:Wellbeing for learning in Catholic communities, we strive to create an optimal learning environment where every student feels safe and supported and where all students learn to be responsible for their actions.Through eXcel whole school framework. “ It embraces the belief that children and young people have the capacity to achieve their full potential when their wellbeing is nurtured in faith-filled learning environments that are safe, inclusive and respectful.” (pg.2, eXcel for Learning: Wellbeing for learning in Catholic school communities , Catholic Education Melbourne 2018)