Students need access to Leadership Roles they can aspire to. Student learning is enhanced when they feel supported within their school in environment.
All grade 6 students have the opportunity to be selected for a leadership role. Students reflect on their peer’s strengths and characteristics against a criteria based on values that students agree a good leader must have:
From those results students are selected and given the opportunity to accept the role of school captain and vice-captain.
New preps are matched with a senior student 'buddy' to help develop greater confidence in the school setting. This program is of benefit to new preps but also helps to develop leadership and mentoring skills in our senior students.
The student wellbeing team comprises a dedicated student wellbeing teacher, school chaplain, and school leadership staff.
The wellbeing team support students and families with welfare needs and provide access to external agencies when required.
In addition to the programs below see the SWPBS Page for information about our Student Welfare and Behaviour Support Program.
Our school has many great success stories of children on the Program for Students with Disabilities. Teacher aides are employed to assist students with special needs.
Program Individualised instruction is offered to students in Years 1 – 6 requiring additional assistance in Literacy. Sessions are of a 30 minute duration four times each week for six weeks.
Extra assistance is available for students at all levels of achievement in mathematics. Small group and individual attention is provided by specialist teachers and tutors in areas of need and in extension programs.
The school breakfast program is well supported by volunteer community members who provide this service on a weekly basis. They are also supported with food donations through Foodbank, a not-for-profit organisation who deliver a range of healthy, nutritious long-life and fresh food to school for our students to enjoy.
Maffra Primary School is part of the Wellington Network of schools. Wellington Network has a Student Support Services team which offer extra assistance to schools when required. The consultants that are part of the Support Services team are Speech Pathologists, Psychologists, Visiting Teacher for Hearing Impaired, Social Workers, Special Needs Teachers and Youth Services Co-ordinator.