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 KidsMatter Primary is a mental health and wellbeing framework for primary schools and is proven to make a positive difference to the lives of Australian children. KidsMatter Primary provides the proven methods, tools and support to help schools work with parents and carers, health services and the wider community, to nurture happy, balanced kids.

In 2013, our school began our journey to become a KidsMatter school. Herne Hill Staff take part in regular Professional Development activities to increase their knowledge of each of the KidsMatter components.

The framework focuses on four components that are known to have a positive impact on children’s mental health:

·         Building a positive school community

·         Social and emotional learning for students

·         Working with parents and carers

·         Helping children with mental health difficulties

This KidsMatter framework guides our Social and Emotional programs at Herne Hill Primary School. Some of these programs are:

·         How to be a Bucket Filler

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·         Bounce Back

·         Values Education

·         Restorative Practices


Our KidsMatter Action Team consists of:

Assistant Principal – Fiona Anderson

Welfare Officer – Janet Johnston

Teaching Staff – Amy Murray & Julie Ryan

Parent Representatives – Lisa Tucker & Tanya Profaca

For more information about KidsMatter you can visit their website: http://www.kidsmatter/

If you have an idea or would like to provide us with feedback, please email


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