This is a process that develops a positive school environment through encouraging schools, families and communities to create a healthy atmosphere in which children can learn.  It aims to raise levels of academic achievement by providing a way to build a learning community with a focus on collaboration, socialisation and intellectual development, using a range of cooperative learning strategies. 

TRIBES processes are built around a common set of agreements:

  • Attentive Listening

  • Mutual Respect

  • Appreciations/No Put Downs 

  • Right to Participate/Pass

  • Personal Best and Personal Responsibility



The funding is intended to help schools implement whole school mental health frameworks for all students: including evidence based mental health and social & emotional learning (SEL); and to ensure a number of staff are trained in: Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Youth Mental Health First Aid; and KidsMatter (Primary).

The funding runs for four years which allows time for some good outcomes in Social and Emotional Learning. This initiative will help provide opportunities for students to develop mental health knowledge, skills and competencies.

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