Kids Matter


Patterson Lakes Primary School is registered to become a Kids Matter school. Members of the school community will be seeing the Kids Matter logo on newsletters and other official documents in recognition of our association with the mental health initiative.


What is Kids Matter?


KidsMatter Primary is a flexible, whole-school approach to improving children’s mental health and wellbeing for primary schools. It can be tailored to schools' local needs.

Through KidsMatter Primary, schools undertake a two to three year cyclical process in which they plan and take action to be a positive community; one that is founded on respectful relationships and a sense of belonging and inclusion, and that promotes:

  • social and emotional learning (including evidence-based social and emotional learning programs).
  • working authentically with parents, career’s and families.
  • support for students who may be experiencing mental health difficulties.


When schools take on KidsMatter, they build on the work that they are already doing in these areas.


For more information about Kids Matter please visit: