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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.

The initiative aims to contribute to:

Improving student mental health and wellbeing. Reducing mental health difficulties amongst students and increasing support for students experiencing mental health difficulties. It was developed in collaboration with Beyondblue, the Australian Psychological Society, and the Principals Australia Institute, with funding from the Australian Government Department of Health and Beyondblue.

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.

Burnside Primary first introduced this program in 2013. As a school we aim to effectively implement the program to a high standard, raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing amongst the school community and improve every students overall happiness. This will support a successful learning pathway throughout their time at Burnside Primary and into their future. We are now a part of this national initiative and as a school we will work together to create a positive experience for everyone.

KidsMatter School Progress

KidsMatter is comprised of four interrelated components:

  • Component 1 – A positive school community
  • Component 2 – Social and emotional learning for students (SEL)
  • Component 3 – Working with parents and carers
  • Component 4 – Helping children with mental health difficulties

Each component is divided into several sessions of professional learning for staff. Burnside Primary School has completed Component 1, 2 & 3 and is currently implementing Component 4.The ‘Bounce Back’ Program is being utilised in all classes to support social and emotional learning and promote wellbeing amongst all of our students.

 KidsMatter Action Plan

To view the KidsMatter Action Plan please click here

Parent Support

Please click on the link below to access a variety of useful documents that may be of assistance to you and your family:


Further Information

KidsMatter Website address: http://www.kidsmatter.edu.au/primary

or Angela.Elkin55@schools.sa.edu.au – Assistant Principal/Kidsmatter Coordinator