Developing a Whole School Approach to Wellbeing and Preventing Bullying in Schools

22nd October, 2020 @ 9:00 am


22/10/2020 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Bullying is a complex issue, but we know that when it occurs the impact can have extensive physical, social and mental health consequences which last into adulthood. Changes in technology have spread children and young people’s experiences of bullying into their online world.


In August 2019, the SA Government released a statewide strategy ‘Connected – a community approach to bullying prevention within the school gates and beyond.’  The strategy calls upon all sectors to work in a coordinated and consistent way to protect children and young people from bullying. The strategy aligns with the Australian Student Wellbeing Framework and is supported by a rigorous evidence base.


Professor Donna Cross will lead the day and will share her research into and practice guidelines for wellbeing, building positive relationships and promoting mental health in children and young people as well as whole school bullying prevention approaches.


School leaders and key teachers will be supported to reflect on their current school approach, explore current resources, data and tools and develop their own Keeping Children Safe from Bullying implementation plan.


Professor Donna Cross was the foundation Professor of Child and Adolescent Health at the Edith Cowan University Child Health Promotion Research Centre (CHPRC) and is an internationally renowned academic. Donna is a Professor with the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Western Australia and Program Head, Development and Education and Director, Early Childhood Development and Learning Collaboration (CoLab) at the Telethon Kids Institute.


Target Group

Principals, Pastoral Care Leaders, Wellbeing Coordinators and Key Teachers.


For registration enquiries please contact  Emily Metelmann.



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