Health and Wellbeing 

The Health and Wellbeing Committee have been committed to developing a safe, inclusive and caring learning environment for the Rivergums whole school Community through a broad range programs.


School Chaplaincy Service

The Chaplain runs a social and emotional program called Buz Friends which supports our students in building and maintaining friendships. Each week students are given real life scenarios and learn how to communicate and problem solve with their friends. The students are using these skills and applying them during their recess and lunch time. A range of lunch clubs have been offered to students to provide multiple options of play and learning at lunch time. The programs offered provide calm, structured and a range of social skills games. Students who need additional support are catered for by having social stories developed for their needs and goals added to their documented plans. ​


Lunchtime Clubs

Rivergums educators are committed to supporting the physical and mental wellbeing of their students through the facilitation of lunch time clubs. Each club focuses on a specific learning area that encourages social/ emotional development, creative and therapeutic outcomes. The clubs include Music (Rivergums Rock), Photography, Garden Gang and Art Therapy.


Crunch and Sip

Rivergums promotes a set time during the school day for students to eat vegetables and fruit and to drink water in the classroom. The purpose is to give students the opportunity to re-fuel to improve physical and mental performance as well as promoting healthy eating. Foodbank provides surplus fruit and vegetables, together with the help of parents to deliver to the school for students who do not bring crunch and sip to school.


“The Dot” Whole School Mural Project

During the year both staff and students have created a small circle shaped clay tile to contribute towards a whole school art mural, based on the importance of developing a growth mindset. Staff and students focused on the story ‘The Dot, written by Peter H Reynolds to guide their ideas.

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