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.