Wellbeing Vision

Christina Adams - Student Wellbeing Cordinator Primary, Lelania Currie - Youth Worker Secondary, Annette Wilkinson - Wellbeing Administration, Sahra Dupuy - Student Wellbeing Cordinator Secondary, Tanja Van Langenberg - Psychologist and Kim Brookman(maternity leave 2020) - Counsellor

Suellen James - Adolescent Health Nurse Secondary, Steve Mahoney - Assistant Principal Whole College Wellbeing and Liz Nguyen - Speech Pathologist Primary

(not pictured) Karen Macaulay – Counsellor (Primary & Secondary), Julie Kelly – Well-being Support (Primary and Secondary) & Eliza Kelly – Social Media Policy Officer

Narre Warren South P-12 College is committed to providing a safe, secure and stimulating learning environment for all students. We have high expectations of our students to demonstrate integrity and respect in their relationships with all members of the school and broader community. We embrace diversity in all its forms and strive to be a fully inclusive environment where students feel comfortable and confident to be themselves, and to seek help when they need it. The College believes that students can only reach their full educational potential when they are happy, healthy and safe, and when there is a positive College culture to engage and support them in their learning. Our College acknowledges that student wellbeing and student learning outcomes are inextricably linked. As a College, we adopt the wellbeing frameworks of KidsMatter/MindMatters, supported by the Principals Australia Institute and Beyond Blue. Furthermore, we are a Safe Schools Coalition member school, and we have are lead school in the DET Respectful Relationships program. In 2017, the College is one of twenty pilot schools in Victoria for the “GP in secondary schools” initiative.

At Narre Warren South P-12 College, we are fortunate to offer a highly skilled and approachable Wellbeing Team who manage and oversee referrals to other services and agencies, as well as coordinate and run events and programs that support our students’ mental health and wellbeing. Our Wellbeing Team strive for excellence in our delivery of support services to students and we have a steadfast commitment to each and every person. Our team have forged a large range of community partnerships to support students and families, and we work closely with the local council to deliver a range of opportunities and supportive pathways. These programs and partnerships are listed in the Wellbeing Partnerships and Programs section.

The Wellbeing Team includes an Assistant Principal, two full time Student Wellbeing Coordinators, a Social Worker, a Chaplain, a General Practitioner, an Adolescent Health Nurse and various support workers from the Department of Education Student Support Services. The Wellbeing Team work closely with the Student Engagement Leaders across the school in order to provide a coordinated approach to student support.

Child Safe

Preventing child abuse is our collective responsibility; it must be embedded into our thinking, attitudes and practices. Narre Warren South P-12 College continues in its development towards an oragnisational culture that protects children from abuse and reflects its commitment to child safety.

Our Statement of Commitment to Child Safety can be found on the Pollicies page, as can our Child Safe Code of Conduct and other relevant policies and information, such as the Visitors and Volunteers Policies.

The information booklet below provides our College community with vital information on how we are meeting the requirements of Ministerial Order 870 – the Child Safe Standards.

If you have any questions in relation to the Child Safe Standards, please do not hesitate to contact the College on 9704 3333.

Further information about the Child Safe Standards can be found on the DET Victoria Website here Child Safe Standards

CHILD SAFE Community Information

The College has developed a comprehensive Student Wellbeing Policy that informs our practice and can be accessed here Student Wellbeing Policy

If you would like to know more, or to make any appointments with our Wellbeing Team, please contact the school on 9704 3333, or alternatively, you can email staff through Compass.