Secret Agent Society
We are proud to support the Secret Agent Society sessions facilitated by Uniting Care, Bairnsdale.
Secret Agent Society (SAS) is a breakthrough approach for empowering children’s social and emotional skills. The SAS Small Group Program consists of 10 weekly sessions (club meetings)
SAS Small Group Program is evidence-based to empower children aged 8 to 12 with identified social and emotional challenges. The Program teaches children how to:
Counselling at St Mary’s
We are fortunate at St Mary’s to have the services of Julie Matthews, Professional Counsellor. Julie works onsite one day a week offering a private counselling service to support the social and emotional needs of our students.
Circle Time is a popular activity that is used in many primary schools to help develop positive relationships between children. It aims to give them tools to engage with and listen to each other.
It’s often used as an opportunity to solve problems that are affecting the individual or groups of students. Circle Time has many benefits for children as individuals and their school. These include:
The circle encourages unity, respect, turn-taking and working together towards a shared vision.
Lunch time Clubs
We understand that Lunch breaks can be tricky for some children, therefore we provide a range of optional activities for students to engage in – coding club, dance club, school garden club and the Lego club.
Seasons for Growth
Seasons for Growth offers children and young people a safe space to come together, and share their experiences of change and loss.
The Children and Young People’s Program has a safe and engaging curriculum structure that incorporates a wide range of age-appropriate activities involving drawing, role-play, stories, discussion, playdough, music and journal activities.
There are four different levels of the program. Each level includes eight weekly sessions, a final celebration session (that range from 40 minutes to an hour depending on age). Each weekly session explores a concept theme such as, Life is like the Seasons, Change is Part of Life, ‘Valuing My Story, Caring for my Feelings, Making Good Choices.