Student Welfare

The welfare of each student at our College is very important to us. If students feel safe and supported then they will learn. Our College structures are intentionally focused on teaching and learning and student welfare. Our Head of Welfare leads a team comprising welfare coordinators, chaplains, career facilitators, counsellors and enrichment teachers and aides.

The team regularly meets with parents to discuss and plan educational goals and objectives for students. The Head of Welfare leads the team and their communication with you regarding student’s behaviours – good and those requiring change. Class teachers are not only interested in your children learning facts but we are committed to developing young lives that will connect with God , and people. They are very focused on developing personal skills so each of these people will communicate with you from time to time about your child’s welfare needs.

At this College we provide chaplaincy services under the National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program. This program is funded by the Australian Government. The aims of this program are to support the spiritual, social and emotion wellbeing of the students at our College. The Chaplain provides an opportunity for students to seek individual support, and also assists in organising programs within the College with the aim of supporting all students. Engagement with the chaplaincy services is on a voluntary basis. The work of the chaplain is closely linked to the work of other support structures within out school in areas such as student management. Our chaplain is also able to refer students and families to other agencies where appropriate. Our College is a Christian College. We teach Christian Studies as part of our teaching and learning program. This subject is not part of our funded chaplaincy program. If families don’t wish for their child to have access to chaplaincy services, they should notify the College Principal in writing. If a student or parent wishes to raise a concern regarding the funded chaplaincy program, they should report this though the College complaints handling procedure. Each year, the College consults the representative parent body to ensure there is an ongoing endorsement for funded chaplaincy services.