Wellbeing is part of the Curriculum
The social and emotional development of our students is integral to the way we teach at Meritton. Rather than separating wellbeing into a standalone subject, our teachers integrate the knowledge and skills students need to keep them safe, healthy and supported into their daily program. In particular, this takes place during Circle Time, the school’s Values program, daily mindfulness and our weekly Life Skills course. However, every lesson, every teaching moment provides an opportunity for students to learn and develop their sense of wellbeing.
Appropriate behaviour results from providing children with a safe and caring environment in which they are encouraged and supported to:
- make wise choices;
- reflect when they have made unwise or inappropriate choices;
- have the opportunity to ‘put things right’ when they have made unwise choices; and
- take responsibility for their own actions.
Meritton's approach to behaviour management enables the child to take responsibility and to manage their own behaviour, with the support of their teachers and family. We focus on developing intrinsic motivation and preventive interventions such as:
- Values-based education
- Class contracts
- Teacher role modelling
Our corrective interventions focus on giving students the agency, with our support, to fix problems themselves using the the three R’s:
- Reflect on the action;
- Resolve the issue;
- Restore the relationship.
To be effective, we rely on parental support as we strongly believe that the best outcomes are achieved when home and school work together.
Meritton’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy is aligned with the school values of respect, responsibility, empathy, kindness and cooperation.
- Students will be treated with respect and learn how to treat each other with respect.
- Students will learn how important it is to take responsibility for their own safety and the safety of others.
- Students will be treated with kindness and learn how to be kind to each other.
- Students will be listened to with empathy and taken seriously.
- The whole Meritton school community will work cooperatively to ensure we are doing our best to ensure the safety of our students.
Our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy has been drawn up to ensure that any child known or thought to be at risk of harm is identified and protected. The policy has been written in accordance with the Thailand Child Protection Act 2003 and Article 52 of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand, 2007.
Meritton has a fully trained and dedicated school nurse to take care of first aid, accidents and manage school’s health policies. Details on how we control virus outbreaks and other health issues can be found in the parent handbook.
Our school nurse is on duty from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.
Air Quality Policy
During February and March, the north of Thailand experiences days when the air quality can become quite poor. To mitigate the effects of this, Meritton has a number of measures in place.
- All classrooms and school buildings are fitted with the latest technology air purifiers.
- We live-monitor the air quality index (AQI) at the school.
- If the AQI exceeds 150, lunch and breaks are taken inside the classroom.
- On poor air days, PE takes place indoors in the assembly hall.
- Students are expected to bring face masks to school to be worn during transitions between classrooms and before and after school.