The Berry Street Education Model (BSEM) provides strategies that enables teachers to increase engagement of students and to successfully improve students’ self-regulation, relationships, wellbeing, growth and academic achievement.
The domains within the BSEM are Body, Stamina, Engagement and Character, all anchored by Relationship. These five areas are pedagogical lenses: each domain reflects the durable understandings and evidence-based practice that inform daily classroom learning. Although there is no single recipe for classroom success, Westgarth PS utilises the BSEM to unify our language, modelling, and relationships to meet the needs of all students.
There are many aspects of the BSEM that are visible in each and every classroom at Westgarth PS. This includes, but is not limited to:
The BSEM ties in seamlessly with our already establsihed wellbeing programs at Westgarth PS, including our 'Setting the Scene' start-up program, Rights, Resilience and Respectful Relationships (RRRR), eSmart and the 'Catching on Everywhere' sexuality education program.