“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.
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
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.
The Wellbeing Support Services run a range of programs for students across all year levels;
Peer Support Program
Wellbeing Days including “R U ok? Day” and “Mental Health Week”
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: