In 2019 St. Mary Magdalen’s Primary School was proud to partner with MacKillop Family Services to introduce the MacKillop Education’s ReLATE - Rethinking Learning and Teaching Environments model. This is a holistic, trauma-informed and responsive, school culture change model, developed by MacKillop Family Services for the Australian education context.
ReLATE creates a culture of safety, inclusion and wellbeing for optimal learning across the whole school, informed by international trauma-informed education principles.
St Mary Magdalen’s Parish Primary School has always placed a strong focus on Student Wellbeing prior to ReLATE. We believe ReLATE will further enhance and support us to do even better in building a safe, positive school climate to support the social/emotional and academic needs of all our students, staff and the wider community.
At its core, ReLATE promotes safe relationships - not only for students, but equally for families, teachers and other staff who provide education and support services.
In such a culture, safe and supportive learning environments are maintained in classrooms where students are not just known but understood, stress is minimised and teachers are supported in their professional growth.