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The Australian Student Wellbeing Framework

The Australian Student Wellbeing Framework (the Framework) supports Australian schools to provide each and every student with the strongest foundation possible for them to reach their aspirations in learning and in life. Released on 19 October 2018 by the Hon Dan Tehan MP, Minister for Education, the Framework was developed following an extensive review process in close consultation with state and territory government and non-government education authorities. It is a foundational document that promotes student safety and wellbeing, and describes the elements required for schools, teachers and school leaders to support contemporary issues faced by students in Australian schools, such as mental health and cyberbullying.

The Framework’s five key elements are:

• Leadership – visible leadership to inspire positive school communities;

• Inclusion – inclusive and connected school culture;

• Student Voice – authentic student participation;

• Partnerships – effective family and community partnerships; and

• Support – wellbeing and support for positive behaviour.

The Framework is intended to be used by education systems as well as individual schools to inform their practices, programs and written materials, such as parent guides on how student wellbeing is supported in their school. It is reflective of best practice and evidence-based approaches and focuses on professional learning and ongoing evaluation, and is available on the Student Wellbeing Hub at www.studentwellbeinghub.edu.au.


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