Positive People @ Jamo

Positive People @ Jamo framework underpins the wellbeing philosophy at Warrnambool Primary School.

Our Personal and Social Learning Program provides teachers with the opportunity to establish relationships with students and build a sense of community.

The program explicitly teaches 34 area of wellbeing over the year including topics such as gratitude, emotional literacy, respect, resilience, honesty and courage.

Positive People @ Jamo encompasses the five ways to wellbeing model:

– Connect

– Be active

– Take notice

– Keep learning

– Give

We implement Respectful Relationships which further enhance our wellbeing program and philosophy across the school

Warrnambool Primary School have developed a partnership with Real Schools. This is a three year partnership to implement Restorative Practices as the underpinning methodology of our School Culture. This is not a program but a commitment to enhancing Warrnambool Primary School to achieve its potential through committed teachers, caring students and connected communities.



What is a Nurture Room?

 A Nurture Room is a temporary alternative provision within the school setting. The Nurture Room philosophy contains a heavy emphasis on curriculum based activities. However, this goes hand in hand with a caring, supportive approach in a safe and welcoming environment. Children can explore their emotions and understanding of the world in a more relaxed and practical environment. 

The Nurture Room mirrors the learning taking place in the classroom, but allows children to discuss and question the tasks in more depth and at their own pace. This helps the individuals build self-esteem and recognise their value as an individual. 

As children learn academically and socially, their confidence develops and their sense of achievement increases. 

The Nurture Room has six core principles:

1. Children’s learning is understood developmentally. 

2. The classroom offers a safe base. 

3. The importance of nurture for the development of self-esteem.

4. Language as vital means of communication. 

5. All behaviour is communication. 

6. The importance of transition in children’s lives.