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Student Wellbeing

 

Our school has an extensive framework for the provision of support and care for all students. Our Pastoral Care Program fosters peer-mentoring, teamwork and problem solving, philanthropy, valuing difference with a focus on developing the whole student. The specific elements of the program include:

  • Whole school, vertical Peer Support system which encourages students to work together on team building skills in multi-age groups.
  • ‘Bullying: No Way’ policy.  ‘Not Now, Not Ever’ report.
  • Drug and Alcohol awareness.
  • An active Student Council led by prefects.
  • School values which focus on Courtesy, Consideration, Co-operation, Commitment and Challenge.
  • Behaviour intervention and self-esteem programs including Rock n Water.
  • RISE’ Personal development program for girls.
  • House system and House captains for competitions, both sporting and co-curricular.
  • A senior leadership and mentoring program.
  • Student led assemblies.
  • Year 7 and 8 Resilience and Independence Program and camp.
  • Year 9 Careers, Resume and Senior Subjects program.
  • Year 10 Senior Education and Training Plans.
  • Year 11 Personal Development and Leadership Program and camp.
  • Year 12 Health and Wellbeing Seminar and QCS Preparation Program.

 

All of these elements encourage an atmosphere in which team spirit, participation and school pride are valued within a strong culture of learning.

Student Council

 

The Student Council is co-ordinated by our Year 11 students and consists of aspiring leaders from Years 7 to 11. The major role of the Council are:

  • To contribute to and maintain the outstanding culture of the school;
  • To gauge and communicate student issues and concerns to the Administration;
  • To develop projects to enhance the physical environment of the school; and
  • To develop and sustain links with community organisations and support philanthropic ventures to minority groups.

 

Year Co-ordinators

 

Each year level cohort of students has a Year Co-ordinator who oversees the implementation of the pastoral care program. Students may refer to the Year Co-ordinator for assistance. The Co-ordinators also assist in the implementation of school policies and procedures.

Peer Support Teachers

Each student belongs to a peer support class which in turn belongs to one of the four houses. Peer Support classes meet daily with their peer support teacher. During this meeting, the attendance roll is marked, uniforms are checked and daily notices are read. Peer Support teachers are active in promoting student welfare.