Whole-School Wellbeing


AISNSW provides a wide range of services and support for schools in the area of student and teacher wellbeing, the main areas of which are described below.

Watch AISNSW Wellbeing Literature Review Launch Video with Professor Donna Cross

AISNSW commissioned the Telethon Kids Institute at The University of Western Australia to conduct this Literature Review led by Professor Donna Cross, Program Head: Development and Education. The Telethon Kids Institute develop and test strategies to improve children’s and adolescent’s wellbeing with a focus on social-emotional wellbeing. Professor Cross is an esteemed educator and applied researcher whose contribution to children’s health has been recognised at state and national levels. 

AISNSW Wellbeing Podcasts

This compilation of 12 wellbeing podcast episodes are designed for wellbeing teachers and leaders and to support a whole-school approach for wellbeing. Each episode is designed to spark interest, affirm existing, evidence-based practice and stimulate new ideas.
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Whole-School Wellbeing Projects

Independent schools can apply for Student Wellbeing funding of up to $3000 to conduct projects which support the promotion of student wellbeing within the school.

Student Wellbeing Support

AISNSW is committed to assisting independent schools to provide a safe and supportive environment for all students – one that incorporates positive mental health and student wellbeing outcomes.

Crisis and Issues Management

AISNSW offers advice and responsive support to schools when communities face significant consequences due to extreme weather, natural disasters, accidents, injuries and death, epidemiological health risks and other events that severely impact normal operations of teaching and learning.
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Professional Learning

The AISNSW supports schools to promote wellbeing through a number of strategies including:
- Courses and Conferences delivered by the AISNSW
- Online learning modules and webinars
- In-school consultancies
- Customised professional learning is available on site at schools for their staff.
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Wellbeing News

Wellbeing News is a newsletter sent to teachers who register their interest each term. We invite all teachers within independent schools to engage with this source of information as an exciting means of professional discourse and welcome any contributions from colleagues in schools. Select 'wellbeing' as an area of interest on your AISNSW profile and you will be included on the distribution list.

Learning from Home: Whole-School Wellbeing

During COVID-19 and beyond, schools will continue to prepare, engage, educate and respond to the wellbeing needs of students, staff and parents/carers when learning from home or on campus.
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Websites of Interest


Schools are encouraged to take a strengths-based and coordinated approach in line with their own school's ethos when engaging with resources and classroom discussions and when engaging with and utilising the resources provided on this website. Please contact AISNSW Wellbeing Consultants for any additional support.

Contact Us


Jo McLean
Head of Professional Services
Nicky Sloss
Senior Consultant: Wellbeing
Katrina Mostyn
Education Consultant
Samantha Kourakis
Education Consultant