Wellbeing is a state of positive functioning in various domains: cognitive,
emotional, social, physical and spiritual. For students this means that in their
general functioning they are able to flourish and learn, with a sense of
meaning, purpose and growth (Catholic Education Office).
The key elements of student wellbeing are:
- Positive relationships with peers and teachers.
- Positive feelings and attitudes much of the time.
- Resilience in the face of mistakes, failure, setbacks, difficulties and
- Knowledge of one's own strengths and a determination to do one's best.
- High levels of satisfaction with the learning experience.
(Dr Helen McGrath, Deakin University, 2009)
Wellbeing encompasses a holistic approach to working with young people. The
focus is on a person’s strengths and self management and support is available
for the person as s/he develops a personal value system and strong sense of
identity and self worth.
The College is committed to the whole development and wellbeing of each
student, not just as academic learners but in all aspects of their growth. This
commitment is enacted through our Mission Statement, Teaching and Learning
Charter, structures, policies and programs, learning environment and
partnerships with families and the community. The Catholic ethos underpins
everything that we do. Student wellbeing is provided for through a vibrant and
contemporary curriculum, through structures, policies, programs and professional
learning for staff and students. The major frameworks incorporated into the life
of the College include Restorative Justice, National Safe Schools and Health
Wellbeing structures include:
- Wellbeing Faculty
- Year Level Leaders
- Home Room Teachers
- Targeted Educational Programs
- Pastoral Curriculum
- Pastoral Programs
- Counselling Service
- Educational Support Faculty
- Careers Services
- School nurse
- Student Formation and Leadership
- Co-curricular and community service programs