The College’s Approach to Student Wellbeing
The College has a Student Wellbeing Coordinator (SWC), whose role is to assist students and parents in need of emotional or financial support and to make referrals to external agencies. The SWC also coordinates the development and implementation of a number of wellbeing policies and programs.
The SWC is available to support parents and students with issues at school or at home in relation to bullying and friendships, family conflict, stress and anxiety and health and wellbeing. All matters discussed are confidential. The SWC can provide ongoing individual support, or connect the student or family with an external community agency.
The College has access to a number of resources available for parents facing financial hardship with items such as books, uniform and other essential fees. We can also help to put parents in touch with community organisations that may be able to assist with further need.
Teachers are required by law to report child abuse. The College has developed a protocol for mandatory reporting and teachers are trained in this area every two years.
Approach to Discipline
Mentone Girls’ Secondary College believes that students best achieve their educational goals in an orderly and structured classroom environment in which the girls develop self-confidence and self-discipline, along with considerations for the needs of others. The College encourages courteous and responsible behaviour, respect for self and respect for others. The wearing of school uniform, which is compulsory at all times, reflects this ethos.
The College offers the following program:
- Peer Support – social skills activities within a peer support group
Leona Thomson, the College Student Wellbeing Coordinator can be contacted via the General Office on (03) 9581 5200.
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