Kids Matter

OLPS is a KidsMatter school.  KidsMatter is a mental health and wellbeing framework for primary schools.


Childhood is a crucial time for growing healthy minds. All children need care and support to develop and learn. Some children need additional help to reach their potential.

KidsMatter Primary is a mental health and wellbeing framework for primary schools and is proven to make a positive difference to the lives of Australian children.

It is a flexible, whole-school approach that provides proven methods, tools and support to help schools work with parents and carers, health services and the wider community, to nurture happy, balanced kids.

OLPS take great pride in the wide ranging initiatives we already do within the Pastoral Care and Wellbeing Framework we use. KidsMatter fits well into this approach and is a great resource, funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health.

Through KidsMatter  we are formally working through a two-to three-year cyclical process in which we plan and take action to be a positive community; one that is founded on respectful relationships and a sense of belonging and inclusion,  and that promotes:

  • social and emotional learning (including evidence-based social and emotional learning programs)
  • working authentically with parents, carers and families
  • support for students who may be experiencing mental health difficulties.
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Please contact our Principal, Sue Host, for more information on KidsMatter at OLPS.