At Tambrey PS the well-being of our students is a priority. We believe that a strong foundation in social and emotional learning (SEL), combined with a robust health curriculum, sets our students up for success not only academically, but also in all aspects of their lives.

Aligned with the Western Australian Curriculum Outcomes, our Health Curriculum emphasizes the importance of physical, mental, and emotional well-being. With a focus on developing key life skills, our curriculum aims to equip students with the knowledge and tools they need to make informed decisions, establish healthy habits, and maintain positive relationships.

Two of the cornerstones of our approach lies in incorporating Protective Behaviours and the Berry Street Educational Model (BSEM) into our teaching. 

Protective Behaviours

Protective Behaviours has been officially endorsed by the Department of Education. This evidence-based program equips individuals with crucial skills to stay safe and empowered in a constantly evolving world. By teaching children, young people, and adults about personal safety, assertiveness, and recognizing potentially harmful situations, Protective Behaviours promotes prevention and protection against various risks.

This endorsement reflects the Department of Education's recognition of the program's effectiveness in empowering individuals to confidently navigate their surroundings, both online and offline. By endorsing Protective Behaviours, the department acknowledges the importance of promoting a safe and secure learning environment for students as well as fostering strong protective skills in the broader community.

Through its comprehensive curriculum, Protective Behaviours addresses a range of key topics, such as understanding personal boundaries, effective communication, identifying trusted adults, and advocating for oneself in challenging situations. By instilling these vital skills, individuals are empowered to recognize and respond appropriately to potential dangers, ensuring their own safety and well-being.

The Department of Education's endorsement of Protective Behaviours underscores its commitment to promoting safety and empowering individuals across all age groups. Together, the department and Protective Behaviours aim to nurture a culture of prevention, protection, and resilience in schools, homes, and communities. By equipping individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to handle diverse situations, we can create a safer, more supportive society where everyone can flourish.

Berry Street Educational Model

The Berry Street Educational Model is an evidence-based model, developed by the Berry Street Childhood Institute, and provides a framework for fostering resilience, promoting positive self-identity, and developing strong social connections.

Through the BSEM, our health curriculum incorporates practical strategies for building resilience, managing stress, and developing effective communication skills. Through learning activities and engaging discussions, we create a supportive and inclusive environment where students can openly express themselves and explore topics such as mental health and healthy relationships. The domains within BSEM are Body, Stamina, Engagement, Character and Relationships. 

Our dedicated health educators are not only knowledgeable about the subject matter but also trained in facilitating SEL. They guide students in developing self-awareness, managing emotions, and resolving conflicts amicably. Recognizing that each student is unique, our educators tailor their approach to accommodate diverse learning styles and individual needs.

We believe that by providing a comprehensive health curriculum rooted in SEL and the Berry Street Educational Model, we are helping our students become resilient, compassionate, and responsible individuals who are equipped to face life's challenges with confidence.

We aim to empower our students to thrive in all aspects of their lives through our innovative Health Curriculum. Together, we can build a healthier and happier future.