Our School - Kids Matter

Kids Matter is a national mental health initiative that supports positive heath and wellbeing of children.

Surfside Primary School is proud to be accredited as a Kids Matter school.


Kids Matter is a Federal Government intiative supporting a whole school approach to nurturing the mental heath and wellbeing of our students and community We actively work to grow a strong school communities that nurture children and their families, as well as teachers and support staff because “WE ALL MATTER”.

At Surfside Primary school we work with families, grow great kids and provide a learning environment to be proud of with committed staff and visionary leadership

This year "SEED" pods (Social Emotional Education and Development)will continue on a Monday Afternoon @ 2.15pm. Each pod is made up of a selection of children from each grade level across the school. The curriculum will be consistent across the entire school and utilises the Department of Education's Building Resilience program. The focus each fortnight changes and is taught in all classes across the school and celebrated in SEEDPods. Topics are often supported by parent newsletters available on the website under downloads or at the bottom of this page.

Our Wellbeing vco-ordinator Gill Hodgson is available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Appointments for students or parents can be booked with Gill be phoning the school office.

If you have an idea or would like to provide us with feedback then please contact Gill; hodgson.gillian.g@edumail.vic.gov.au  or use the RED KidsMatter mailbox at the front office.