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In today’s changing and complex world, many primary and secondary school students encounter daily challenges that can impact their success at school.

These can range from ongoing stress and a lack of family support to a specific traumatic event. Despite best efforts and intentions, schools often require specialised strategies to address student needs for healing, growth, and achievement.

The Berry Street Education Model provides schools with the training, curriculum and strategies to engage even the most challenging students. However, all strategies used can improve learning outcomes for all students. This education initiative is different because it is based on proven positive education, trauma-informed and wellbeing practices that enable students’ academic and personal growth.

The model is unique because it educates schools and their leaders to reinforce and sustain cognitive and behavioural change, thereby re-engaging young people in learning and progressing their academic achievement.

All staff at School of the Good Shepherd have been trained in the Berry Street Education Model. You will see some of these initiatives in and around classrooms like- Ready to Learn Scales, Mindfulness, Brain Breaks and Growth Mindset.

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