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Oakhill Drive Public School - A Positive Education School

Oakhill Drive Public School - A Positive Education School

Teaching Respect, Responsibility and Resilience

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Wellbeing Events Gallery

At Oakhill Drive we aim to promote and build a positive school community environment through sustainable school wide systems which develop the overall wellbeing of students, staff and the community. Positive practices and procedures foster a culture of learning, collegiality and effective partnerships in which the school and its community are able to connect, succeed and thrive. We focus on the five aspects of wellbeing; Physical, Cognitive, Social, Emotional and Spiritual.

Some of our school wide events include Harmony Day, RUOK Day and our annual Wellbeing Wednesday, where students learn and participate in activities related to different aspects of wellbeing. We also organise fundraisers to help our community and people in need.  Some examples of our community projects are our World Vision sponsor child, Richard, from Burundi in central Africa, our Farm Day where we raised money to support farmers during the drought and our annual Christmas Giving Tree where presents are donated to the Salvation Army to be distributed to less fortunate children. The following images show how enthusiastic the ODPS community is and how generous their hearts are.

Harmony Day 2019 - students were involved in activites that encouraged students to create friendships and learn about other cultures.  Our anual Harmony Day parade is a beloved event which encourages teachers and students to dress in their national cosutmes / dress and showcase it to their peers in a country parade.  This year more than 150 students participated in the parade where countries were located on a map and students paraded with their friends along to their countries traditional music.  Students then watched a variety of cultural performances. Parent volunteers also joined in classroom activities, sharing some of their cultural knowledge such as cultural cooking, crafts, dances or viewing cultural ornaments and photos.

Wellbeing Wednesday 2018 - students enjoyed many physical team building activities where working together was the aim of the game.  Indoors, students enjoyed a range of wellbeing craft activities such as creating kindness jars and wellbeing flowers which were used to decorate our school grounds.  Special guest speakers were also invited to the school to promote student wellbeing.

Wellbeing Wednesday 2017- Students investigated the SPECS of Wellbeing and shared some of the elements in their life that they are thankful for.  These events culminated with every student creating their own Positive Pan (panda mascot) with a positive message on the back.  Each panda was placed in our school's love heart to be displayed for the week.  Students also designed their own positive outlook glasses, reminding them to look forward and look for the positives in life.