Cooinda Primary School has been recognised for its dedication to the Act Belong Commit initiative.
The school, which has embraced the positive Act Belong Commit message for a number of years, was the runner up primary school in the initiative’s 2017 awards.
Teacher Megan Cooper said a whole school program to promote mental health has been very beneficial to both the staff and students.
“For many years we have embraced the strategies of Act Belong Commit and have started a number of programs that teach our students what it is to have good mental health and resilience,” she said.
Last year the school, with the help of a number of local businesses, produced a conversation corner in the playground – a brightly coloured spot where students can sit with their friends to chat.
“It’s great to see the students embracing the various messages and learning to accept and help each other along the way,” Mrs Cooper said.
“We hope that our school is making a positive difference not just in the student’s lives, but in the wider community.”
Throughout the year, Cooinda Primary School host a number of Act Belong Commit events, present awards recognising students who embrace the initiative and encourage students to become involved in community activities.
For more information about the Act Belong Commit program, visit actbelongcommit.org.au.