Wellbeing AT ISK
At ISK, wellbeing is equipping all learners with the knowledge and skills to navigate life’s challenges while feeling good on the inside, functioning well on the outside, and doing good for others.
At ISK we believe that social, emotional and mental health development is just as important as academic achievement, and that elevating student happiness and wellbeing is at the core of our work. By focusing on the whole child, we create the conditions in which our students can develop into resilient, well-rounded, high achieving individuals, ready for whatever the future has in store for them. We also recognise the need to prioritise safe, supportive, culturally-sustaining, and equitable learning environments that promote the social and emotional competencies of both students and adults in order for our school and community to thrive.
According to two decades of research, a student who has high levels of wellbeing is also likely to have better physical health, better social relationships, more optimism for the future and higher academic performance. It also has a positive impact on a student’s life well into adult life, with longitudinal research showing that wellbeing in the teen years impacts employment, earning capacity, relationship satisfaction and overall happiness.