A core component for successful Student Engagement is Wellbeing. Student resilience and wellbeing are essential for both academic and social development, and are optimised by safe, supportive and respectful learning environments. Schools share this responsibility with the whole community. At St Benedict's we draw on a range of resources to develop Well being in our community. 

You Can Do It- Foundations

St Benedict’s recognises the core link between the student’s behaviour, attitude, academic success and social emotional well-being and chooses the You Can Do It- Program Achieve to support the student’s personal development. A key component of our School Code of Behaviour is prevention of unacceptable behaviours and one of the ways we promote this is by developing the language and culture as outlined in the You Can do It Program

The Five Core Social and Emotional Capabilities and the Supporting Positive Habits of the Mind

  • ‘I can do it’
  • Accepting myself
  • Taking risks
  • Being independent

  • Setting goals- help me to be successful with a task
  • Planning my time
  • ‘I can do it’
  • Giving effort
  • Working tough
Getting Along
  • Being tolerant of others
  • Thinking first
  • Playing by the rules
  • Social responsibility
  • Calm myself and feel better
  • Self-control and bounce back


Negative Habits of the Mind

  • Social irresponsibility
  • Being intolerant of limits
  • Acting without thinking
  • Being intolerant of others
  • Planning time poorly
  • Having no goals
  • Giving up
  • ‘I can’t be bothered’
  • ‘I can’t do it’
  • Needing approval
  • Needing to be perfect
  • Self-downing

Zones of Regulation

A Framework to foster self regulation and emotional control 

Zones of Regulation provides students with the language they need to name their feelings 

The Red Zone is used to describe extremely heightened states of alertness and intense emotions.  A person may be elated or experiencing anger, rage, explosive behavior, devastation, or terror when in the Red Zone.

The Yellow Zone is also used to describe a heightened state of alertness and elevated emotions, however one has more control when they are in the Yellow Zone.  A person may be experiencing stress, frustration, anxiety, excitement, silliness, the wiggles, or nervousness when in the Yellow Zone.

The Green Zone is used to describe a calm state of alertness. A person may be described as happy, focused, content, or ready to learn when in the Green Zone.  This is the zone where optimal learning occurs.

The Blue Zone is used to describe low states of alertness and down feelings such as when one feels sad, tired, sick, or bored.  

Life Education

Life Education provides exceptional preventative health education to our young people. Putting this belief into action alongside their mascot and Australian icon, Healthy Harold, Life Education are engaging more than over 700,000 children every year.

Mobile learning centres provide a unique learning environment and trained educators use an innovative teaching and learning approach to engage students.  Designed by health and education experts, constant revisions ensure relevancy and appropriateness for all students.


Principal: Mrs Penny Collins 

890 Dalrymple Road
SHAW  QLD  4818

Postal Address: 
PO Box 7037

P: (07) 4413 2400
E: enquiries@stbenedicts.catholic.edu.au  

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Term 1 starts Tuesday 29 January 2019