Be Well Learn Well (BWLW) is a Department of Education initiative in partnership with CheckUP, Gidgee Healing and the Apunipima Cape York Health Council. The initiative aims to identify and address behavioural and learning issues, improving educational outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from pre-prep to Year 12 across 8 remote state schools.
BWLW integrates early intervention and health methodologies in the school setting, supporting a workforce of education and health professionals to respond holistically and timely to the risk factors influencing child development and schooling outcomes. The services incorporate input from principals, teachers, school support staff, the student’s family and the wider community in the process of improving learning outcomes for each student.
BWLW supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student developmental needs through the delivery of targeted speech pathology, occupational therapy, psychology and clinical psychology services to identify and address behavioural and learning issues.
The objectives of BWLW include:
- conducting classroom and individual student developmental needs assessments and targeted therapy where needed
- conducting home visits and introducing conversations in the home and community around comprehensive care and specific intervention strategies
- strengthening knowledge and capacity of school staff through training in identifying learning difficulties and utilising evidence-base strategies in the classroom environment.
- Northern Peninsula Area State College
- Bamaga Junior Campus
- Bamaga Senior Campus
- Injinoo Junior Campus
- Aurukun State School
- Kowanyama State School
- Lockhart River State Schools
- Doomadgee State School
- Mornington Island State School
- Coen Campus of Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy
- Hopevale Campus of Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy