Learning at Antonio is underpinned by a contemporary pedagogy and suppported by a significant student wellbeing program across all age groups.
We believe it is important that our students are not only provided with the wellbeing support they need, but they also develop the tools and dispositions to thrive as successful learners and leaders at school and beyond.
We achieve this by utilising a variety of resources, theories, programs and initiatives which include:
Choice Theory, as developed by William Glasser, explains everything we do. Choice Theory teaches us that we are in control of our lives, our thinking, our acting/doing and so our feeling and physiology (body talk). We have more control than we realise.
We help students become 'self-managers', teach them 'connecting habits' and create environments where they are reflective learners. This means the establishment of positive relationships that are seen as critical for student well-being and successful learning at school.
We have the opportunity to become happy, fulfilled beings when our Basic Needs are being met. These basic needs are survival, love & belonging, empowerment, fun and freedom.
What's the Buzz?
What's the Buzz? is a social and emotional learning program designed to teach children how to think socially and make friendships work.
This program is taught in both small group and whole class settings depending on the needs in our student community.
Each class has a designated buddy class that meet and interact with each other to support academic learning and also build personal and social capabilities across our age groups.