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Student Wellbeing

Every member of the Geelong High School community has a right to fully participate in an educational environment that is safe, supportive and inclusive. Everyone deserves to be treated with respect and dignity.
Students, staff and families are supported by a qualified wellbeing coordinator who works with teams within the school to develop a school culture where all individual students are valued, accepted and able to develop to their full potential.

Types of support:

  • Individual counselling of a student or parent/s
  • Issues relating to transition from primary to secondary school or post-compulsory schooling
  • Relationship issues (peers, family, teachers) and mediation for concerns eg. bullying, self-esteem, attendance, resiliency, grief or loss, family breakdown, etc.
  • Academic progress and appropriate educational pathways
  • Financial support and full participation in the school program (books, uniform, year 7 camp, excursions, etc)
  • Referrals to outside agencies, Department of Human Services, Bellarine Network staff, etc for assessment and specialised support/counselling 

Accessing Wellbeing Support:

Students and parents are able access wellbeing support by:

  • Self referral by calling by the wellbeing office for an appointment (student) or a phone-call to the school office (parent)
  • Referral by teachers or House Leaders: staff may contact the wellbeing coordinator to raise concerns about a student and seek assistance or request their attendance/support at a parent meeting
  • Referral by outside agencies: contact to the school comes from agencies such as clockwork, headspace, CASA, DHS, paediatricians, etc. seeking a team approach to supporting a young person

Wellbeing Support Programs:

The wellbeing coordinator from time to time runs small group programs and invites students to participate. Recent programs conducted include ESP (Enhancing Student Participation) for year 7 boys, Girls Go Extreme for year 7 and 8 girls, and referrals to Operation Newstart and St. A’s “EMU”, “Newstreet” and “the School”

For further information contact:

Kate Meadows
Student Welfare Coordintor

Phone:

5225 4127
Email: geelong.hs@edumail.vic.gov.au

Useful websites for parents, guardians and kids.

Headspace 
5279 2754
www.headspace.org.au 
Kids Help  
1800 551 800   
www.kidshelp.com.au
Lifeline Australia   
13 11 14
www.lifeline.org.au 
Parent Line
13 22 89
www.parentline.vic.gov.au
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Ryrie Street, East Geelong, Victoria 3219
Telephone: (03) 5225 4100
geelong.hs@edumail.vic.gov.au

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