Wellbeing & Mindfulness

There is a strong support system at JMSS which underpins all learning. At JMSS we take a planned approach to esteeming mindfulness which will take shape, through Healthy Body, Healthy Mind and as part of our school culture.

Student Wellbeing.

The school is noted for its house system, with all students allocated to one of four houses for their entire time at JMSS. The school has four Houses and various mentor Groups, and a strong Pastoral Program that supports the students’ growth and development.

Each student has their own mentor teacher who will also remain with them during this time. Mentors are the first port of call for parents and students, and are responsible for overseeing each student’s day-to-day progress and wellbeing. The school runs many house events and other programs designed to build confidence, resilience, connectedness and spirit within the community.

The main aim of Pastoral Care at John Monash Science School is to provide a caring educational environment where positive relationships are developed and where each student is known and cared for as an individual.

JMSS Students In Uniform Standing Outside Smiling

Out four Houses are named after famous Australian scientists.

Elizabeth Blackburn

Peter Doherty

Tim Flannery

Fiona Wood

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JMSS Students Talking And Smiling Inside School

We offer a wide range of support for all students.

Students have access to a wide support network including mentors, Educational Psychologist, School Counsellor, Careers Counsellor, Learning Support and other members of a Wellbeing Team led by our Assistant Principal. All teams work to develop positive relationships with the students and their families, and monitor and support student wellbeing, both in and out of the classroom.

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Student Mindfulness.

Mindfulness practices help build individual mental health and wellbeing through positive, pre-emptive tools and activities.

At JMSS we take a planned approach to esteeming mindfulness will take shape, through Healthy Body, Healthy Mind and as part of our school culture.  We have recently added a mindfulness room to our building where students can relax, practise yoga, meditation or have group discussions. This space is open to all students.

JMSS Student Smiling With Microscope

Scientific research has proven that mindfulness meditation:

  • Assists with the management of pain and stress.
  • Improves focus at work and in the classroom.
  • Helps with creativity and collaboration.