“We strive to see students leave Rowville Secondary College CONFIDENT, HAPPY and ready for SUCCESS in a changing world.”

Excerpt from College Vision Statement

The Wellbeing staff at Rowville Secondary College provide support to students in a confidential, safe and sensitive manner.

We promote mental, social, physical and emotional health for young people in order to enhance learning and life course outcomes

The role of the wellbeing team

  • To provide support for staff in dealing with at risk students
  • To provide support for students who are dealing with issues such as: mental health, disabilities, social issues, disadvantage and crises.
  • To provide information for staff concerning a number of issues that may affect students
  • To provide strategies for staff and parents in order to deal with students who are experiencing some of the aforementioned issues.

Counselling

Each campus has a wellbeing team, consisting of Student Wellbeing Coordinator, Youth Worker, Social Worker, Psychologist and our mentoring staff. Our school nurses are also an integral part of the overall care given to students.

Support from Wellbeing can be accessed via:

  • Referrals from sub school managers or teachers
  • Self-referrals
  • Parent request

Student Support Services maintain student’s confidentiality, however if deemed necessary to disclose information to parents, this is done with the students’ knowledge. Students may also be recommended to receive ongoing, directed and specialist support from external agencies.

Some of our neighbouring support agencies include

The Wellbeing Support Services run a range of programs for students across all year levels;

  • Peer Support Program
  • Student Lounge
  • Wellbeing Days including “R U ok? Day” and “Mental Health Week”
  • Transition Days
  • Bullying workshops for classes
  • Anxiety workshops for classes

Students can also be involved in fundraising events, action groups and awareness raising projects.

Student Wellbeing & Development

Programmes catering to Student Wellbeing and Development are based on a Whole School Approach. Year level teams consisting of the Team Leader, Learning Mentors and ConnectEd Teachers develop a range of pastoral care lessons based on the particular needs of the year level:

Year 7 – Transition

Year 8 – Cyberbullying/Community Service

Year 9 – Resilience skills/Leadership

Year 10 – Decision Making/Safe Partying

Year 11 – Decision Making/Drugs and Alcohol, Driving

Year 12 – Relationships, Pathways

Any queries about Student Wellbeing can be directed to our co-ordinators:

Joanne Johnson – Eastern Campus

Kelly Gaunt – Western Campus.

Further information on our Wellbeing can be accessed through the Virtual Library portal