The college provides an extensive response to student wellbeing and welfare needs.
A fundamental support mechanism of the college is our ‘House’ structure with each student assigned to one of four Houses. This provides students with a stronger sense of identify and belonging to the college.
We believe students learn best with a teacher who knows them well and most students are taught by the same group of teachers from their House. Each House is supported by a member of the Principal Class, a Leading Teacher, Student Coordinators and a Secondary Teacher Assistant (STA).
A key aspect of the House model is the allocation of a Home Group Teacher, with each student assigned to a Home Group. The Home Group Teacher stays with their group from Year 7 to Year 12, developing a close understanding of each student’s developmental learning needs and is a consistent and familiar point of contact for parents.
The college also has a range of specialist supports available for students, consisting of:
- Student Welfare Coordinators
- Program for Students with a Disability (PSD) Coordinator
- Integration Support Aides
- Managed Individual Pathways (MIPs) Coordinator
- Language Support Program—supported by a Speech Pathologist
- Health Promotion Nurse
- Visiting Psychologists
- Visiting Social workers.
As we know, the new school year can be a
stressful time with a lot going on.