Student Wellbeing

Our Approach

Wellbeing is paramount to students’ success in school and in life in general. At Norwood International High School we aim to support students to thrive academically, physically, mentally, emotionally and socially. This is achieved through a holistic and multi-layered approach.​

Our approach to supporting and strengthening student wellbeing at NIHS involves a range of approaches and strategies, working in partnership with students, staff, families and the community.

Our work involves:

  • fostering strong connections with students and their peers, school and staff.
  • proactive approaches through educational programs increasing awareness and the holistic development of students
  • proactive intervention through delivering programs and strategies which are responsive to data and trends
  • creating a network of support through working in partnership with support services, families and external services.

Through this work we aim to develop students’:

  • Resilience: Developing students’ ability to bounce-back and overcome challenges and adversity.
    Connectedness: Increasing student connection to school and others around them, including peers, family and the community.
  • Emotionally Literacy: Increasing student knowledge and understanding of emotions and equipping them with the tools to identify and manage them.
  • Identity: Supporting students’ to have a strong connection and understanding of themselves, their culture and decision-making and be able to express this.
  • Relationships Strengthening student ability to form positive relationships with others.

This is achieved through:

  • A dedicated Student Wellbeing Team consisting of three Student Wellbeing Leaders, led by the Director of Middle School
  • A Wellbeing education delivered through the My Wellbeing Strand of the Connect program.
  • Proactive programs delivered to support the social and emotional development of students.
  • Providing resources for families to support student wellbeing. This includes School TV, a platform accessible via our website which includes a range of resources produced by leading psychologists to support families in the wellbeing of their child:

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Connect Program

Connect is the Norwood International High School student development program. The program provides students with a range of opportunities and experiences to develop as adolescents, preparing them to be engaged global citizens. Students undertake the program in each year of their education at NIHS. The program provides support for students throughout their schooling. This support is provided by the Connect Teacher, who is the student’s go-to person who they see during their Connect Class. They support and monitor student learning and wellbeing, and deliver the Connect Program.​

Program Delivery

The Connect program is delivered via the Connect website and Daymap. Students have four 10 minute sessions of Connect each week called Morning Connect. Each of these Morning Connect sessions have a different focus:

  • Memo Mondays
  • Take Care Tuesdays
  • House Thursdays
  • Fitness Fridays

Students also participate Extended Connect where the Connect Program is delivered. The program involves students engaging in discussions, activities and student choice sessions.

Learning is divided into the following four strands:

  • My Learning
  • My Community
  • My Wellbeing
  • My Future


Because parenting doesn’t come with instructions, SchoolTV is a wellbeing resource that can support you in the challenges relating to modern-day parenting.

This award-winning resource helps build relationships, foster connections, enable understanding and break down barriers to navigate a pathway towards better mental health and wellbeing for young people. It can assist in starting conversations on topics that are sometimes awkward or difficult to tackle.

News & Events

Stay connected with the latest news and upcoming events at Norwood International High School, showcasing the achievements and vibrant activities that bring our school community to life.

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