As a College we pride ourselves on our caring nature. While we focus on the importance of our students doing their best with school work, their overall wellbeing is also important to us.
Our Year 12 students had Sports And Life Training speak to them about the importance of looking after themselves and each other during what can be a stressful year. They said it was important to ask friends and school colleagues, not just an Aussie “ow ya goin?” but rather, “how are you really going?” in order to get a more honest response from someone who may be struggling. Various strategies to improve their own resilience and mental health were explored. Students were also reminded of the various wellbeing supports we have in the College for them.
In the last fortnight of Term 1, every Year 7 student participated in a wellbeing session with the other students from their house cluster (around 15 – 20 students) to talk about how they have settled into school and the importance of treating everyone with kindness and respect. It was emphasised to them the important role they each play in preventing bullying and ensuring all students feel safe at school.
If you have any concerns at all about your child please contact their coordinator or myself and chaplain Gill Van Der Ende. We are available to parents via phone or text and your child can also contact us directly by knocking on our office door. We are here to support you!
Student Welfare Coordinator
WELLBEING AND WELFARE SUPPORT SERVICES
|24 Hour Emergency|
|Kids Helpline||Counselling service for people aged between 5 and 25||24 hours/7 days||1800 551 800
(email, web chat)
|Lifeline||Crisis support, suicide prevention and mental health support services||24 hours/7 days||
13 11 14
|Beyond Blue||Information and support for all ages to promote optimal mental health.||24 hours/7 days||1300 224 636
(Chat online or email)
|E headspace||Provide mental health support for young people aged 12–25||Phone:
10pm – 1am
Online counselling: 1pm – 1am
|1800 650 890|
|Yarra Ranges Youth Team||Provide support and advice to young people||9294 6716
1300 368 333 or 9294 6905
|Inspiro||Free youth, teen, young adult and family||counselling 9738 8801
or visit https://www.inspiro.org.au/
|Parent line||Support for Parents and carers with children from birth to 18 years||8am–midnight/7 days||www.parentline.com.au
13 22 89
1300 30 1300
|EDVOS||Family violence service in Melbourne’s eastern metropolitan region||Mon-Fri 9am-8pm
Sat 9am-5pm (phone or email)
|03 9259 4200
|No To Violence||Supports for men who use family violence||Mon – Fri 8am-9pm
|1300 766 491|