KidsMatter and Values

We are a KidsMatter school.

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.

KidsMatter Primary provides the proven methods, tools and support to help schools work with parents and carers, health services and the wider community, to nurture happy, balanced kids.



We know mindfulness is good for us. Mindfulness allows us to be present in our parenting, choosing a skillful response, instead of succumbing to our visceral reactions.

Mindfulness is also good for our kids. Current research indicates that mindfulness can help children improve their abilities to pay attention, to calm down when they are upset and to make better decisions. In short, it helps with emotional regulation and cognitive focus.

For more information about mindfulness check out the links below

Monash University Article

Ted Talk from Andy Puddicombe

Smiling Mind



At Fish Creek and District Primary School we have three core values that underpin our teaching and learning; respect, fairness and commitment.

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