Berry Street Education model 

At East Marden Primary School, we implement the Berry Street Education Model (BSEM) approach through a trauma informed positive education lens. We implement strength-based student-centred strategies focused on positive behaviour interventions and value student voice. 

The five domains of the Berry Street Education Model correspond with the child-development capacities that each student must build in order to be ‘ready to learn’. When considering how to best meet the needs of students, we focus first on building their capacity to engage and then fostering their willingness to engage

Body – Building students’ capacity by increasing physical regulation of the stress response, de‑escalation and focus. 

Relationship – Nurturing on‑task learning through relational classroom management strategies. 

Stamina – Creating a culture of academic persistence by nurturing resilience, emotional intelligence and a growth mindset. 

Engagement – Motivating students with strategies that increase their willingness to learn. 

Character – Harnessing a values and character strengths approach to instil students’ self-knowledge for future pathways. 

The Berry Street Education Model is a whole school approach that is implemented across the site.  

In-School Psychology:

In-School Psychology are professionals dedicated to providing outstanding and comprehensive services for children, adolescents, families, and schools. Their staff include Educational Psychologists, Clinical Psychologists and General Psychologists all with specific experience working with children, adolescents, and families.

They provide high quality support for children, adolescents, families, and schools for a range of issues.

The professionals at In-School Psychology are extremely experienced in diagnosing and treating a range of psychological issues; and in creating strong working relationships with children, parents, and schools. They can help your family deal with a range of issues including:

  • Behaviour problems
  • Anxiety & depression
  • Anger management
  • Developmental disorders
  • Social Skills
  • Gaming Addiction
  • Grief and loss
  • Selective Mutism
  • Educational difficulties, learning difficulties, dyslexia etc (Full Educational Assessments & Diagnosis)
  • Intellectual assessment
  • Gifted assessment
  • School Readiness
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Parenting difficulties
  • Family transitions
  • School Refusal
  • Attachment Difficulties

Please follow the link f you would like more information on In-School Psychology.

Grow Wellbeing:

Grow Wellbeing are health professionals such as psychologists, mental health social workers, speech pathologists & occupational therapists who play an integral role in improving the wellbeing of students.

Grow Wellbeing enables South Australian schools to take a positive step in whole of school wellbeing support. This is achieved through their team of experts, their knowledge of wellbeing challenges and how to successfully utilise Medicare and NDIS funding with no additional charges for services provided in-school.

They bring the mental health expertise into our school and manage the process of early identification, assist with the development of positive mental health and build cognitive, emotional, social and academic skills. There is documented evidence that this support can improve students’ ability to manage at school and at home.

If you would like more information about their services, please use the this link to complete one of the consent / referral forms for a fully accredited clinician to assist you.