The PLC Lighthouse is integral to the School’s universal approach to wellbeing, providing an anchor for students, staff and the PLC community to learn, experience and practise scientifically-based wellbeing pathways.The building has been custom built and designed, providing contemporary and flexible spaces for a range of purposes including:
– Meditation room
– Recharge room
– Creativity and expressive arts room
– Workshop spaces
– Alternative learning areas
– Movement room
– Circuit room
– Cardio room
– Consultation rooms for allied health professionals
– Dedicated nutrition area
– Multipurpose room tailored for 0-5-year-olds
– A street facing café
– Modern change rooms
Take a look inside the PLC Lighthouse
What the Research Tells Us
As a society, we are searching for methods to support the needs of a generation that is experiencing high levels of mental illness (Chodkiewicz & Boyle, 2017). Yet, separate mechanisms and approaches are required for promoting mental health, rather than purely responding to and treating mental illness.
When we cultivate wellbeing, research suggests a number of positive outcomes, both socially and emotionally, as well as in relation to performance and productivity.
Research has found that school-based social and emotional learning is associated with improved social and emotional skills, behaviour and academic achievement (Durlak, Weissberg, Dymnicki, Taylor, & Schellinger, 2011).