Friday 23 February 2024

Director of Students

  • Visible Wellbeing
  • Mentor Program
  • Year 7 Wellbeing Day
  • Visible Wellbeing
  • Mentor Program
  • Year 7 Wellbeing Day

Visible Wellbeing

The SEARCH framework from Visible Wellbeing provides us with an evidence-based approach to enhancing student wellbeing. Understanding that wellbeing is multi-faceted, we use the Mentor Program to help students develop their skills and relationships that provide a strong foundation for growth and success. Parents and carers can learn more about the program that has been developed by Professor Lea Waters at the University of Melbourne by clicking this link: About Visible Wellbeing (youtube.com)

Mentor Program

The Mentor Program at the College includes belonging to a Mentor Group that is lead by a Mentor Teacher for the year. Mentor Teachers see students each morning for Mentor Time, providing an opportunity for prayer, connection and checking in with students. This is an important opportunity as it sets our students up for a positive day.

Mentor Period is run each Day 8 for 45 minutes and this provides an opportunity for the College to concentrate on the social and emotional growth of our students. The Student Engagement and Wellbeing Team has created a meaningful program that is designed to meet the developmental needs of our students as they progress throughout the year.

In addition to Mentor Period, we run a specific day for Years 7 to 11 called Wellbeing Days. These days are an opportunity for students to immerse themselves in connection and developing the skills of Visible Wellbeing. Featuring a range of external presenters, the Wellbeing Days are engaging and fun, while also allowing students to reflect and learn more about themselves.

Year 7 Wellbeing Day

The Year 7 Wellbeing Day is scheduled for Thursday, 29 February. On this day Year 7 students will participate in an alternative program focused on the Relationships aspect of Visible Wellbeing.

The day will focus on building the skills to develop positive relationships, including how to navigate conflict and how to identify and address negative social behaviours. A workshop from Project Rockit, Rally, will supplement this program. Year 7 Mentor Teachers will be working with their Mentor Group through the day. This will provide a wonderful opportunity for connection as our Year 7 students continue their transition into the College.

Mrs Natalie Meddis
Acting Assistant Principal (Student Wellbeing & Community)