Wellbeing Partnerships & Programs

The Learning Hub

Our Vision

To develop in students a desire to successfully improve their behaviours through participation and connection with the Learning Hub program. The staff demonstrate strategies so that participants can implement changes in their lives to reach their potential. We aim to facilitate the process of developing emotional intelligence so that students can strive to reach their personal goals.


The NWSC Learning Hub will provide a fully articulated and documented 10 week program for intake students. The Unit will have a strong emphasis on building capacity of students, particularly through social skills, adventure activities and the achievement of personal development certificates. Learning will be facilitated through a fully integrated experiential learning program incorporating student-focussed activities, adventure based learning, interactions with other educational and instructional providers, excursions and incursions and sporting activities.

Student Cohort

Students from Years 7, 8 and 9 are referred to the Hub for a number of reasons including bullying, abuse of staff or students, not following teacher instruction, class disruption, poor peer relations, poor anger management, destructiveness, attention seeking behaviour, frequent absences and lack of connectedness to family, school or community. These students are not achieving success at school and the behaviours that they are displaying are a symptom of poor relationship skills, poor self-esteem, lack of responsibility and poor anger management. The intention of the program at the Hub is to reinforce the positive aspects of each student, and to develop social and emotional intelligence.

Referral and Intake Process

Referral of students to the Hub is made by the sub school or well being team directly to the Head of the Hub. Once referred, the Head of the Hub invites the student and their Parent/Guardian with the school representative to an intake meeting. All of the Hub staff attend intake meetings. The aims of the intake meetings are to assess the student’s level of understanding of their own issues and problems at school and ascertain their willingness and readiness to make changes. Once interviewed, the adolescent is given the necessary details to contact the Head of the Hub within 24 hours to indicate that they are willing to commit to the program.

Program Design

The program offered is a fully integrated experiential learning program that runs for ten weeks. The program is conducted by a team of two teachers, and relevant educational support staff in close collaboration with the sub school leadership. The student attends the program five days per week for the first five weeks; attend an outdoor education camping experience for one week; and then experiences a graduated release back into mainstream classes over the next four weeks. The program design builds and promotes skills in:

  • Relationship building
  • Motivation
  • Engagement
  • Respect
  • Achievement
  • Commitment

1 Literacy PUGM / PARV1 Literacy PUGM / PARV1 Literacy PUGM / PARV1 Literacy PUGM / PARVActivity
2 Literacy PUGM / PARV2 Numeracy PUGM / PARV2 Numeracy PUGM / PARV2 Numeracy PUGM / PARV2
3 Art PARV / MAHS3 Comm Serv3 HEC WILF / MAHS3 Sustainability PARV / PUGM3
4 Art PARV / PUGM 4 Comm Serv4 HEC WILF / MAHS4 Life Skills PUGM / MAHS4

Activity Day:

Week 1 : Induction

Week 2 : Food Handling Certificate Tuesday 30 April

Week 3 : First Aid/CPR Certificate Friday 10 May

Week 4 : Barista Certificate Thursday 16 May

Week 5: Healesville

Week 6: Café / Fishing

Week 7 : Camp

Week 8 : Dandenong Market

Week 9 : Phillip Island

Week 10 : Graduation Lunch Wednesday 26 June


Term 2 : Rubicon 3 – 7 June - week 7

Wellbeing Programs

Target Groups. Prep - Grade 6

  • Futures in Mind. Partnership with Futures in Mind to deliver counselling to Primary Students.
  • Games Room. Alternative social games in a safe setting for students looking for playtime variety.
  • Peaceful Kids. The 'Peaceful Kids' program is a Mindfulness and Positive Psychology based program to lessen anxiety and stress and increase resilience in children.
  • Dad's Night BBQ. Students/Parents/Carers. Facilitate a safe/fun space for parents, carers and young people.
  • Parent Morning Teas. To engage parents of school community in life of school.

Target Groups. Prep - Grade 1

Casey Safety Village. Educating Grade 1 students on Road safety and Fire safety (annual).

Target Groups. Grade 6 - Year 9

  • AMP/Y Girls - City of Casey Youth Services. City of Casey run program that promotes self-esteem, conflict and stress management, relationships, safer and positive choices, communication and how to seek support.
  • Back Off Bullies. To run peer-led education about cyber bullying for Year 8 students.
  • City of Casey Youth Forum. Grade 6 Student Leaders. Building leadership capacity in young leaders in the community.
  • Get Linked - Ambulance Victoria. To increase year 9 student's knowledge and skills of CPR and emergency situations.
  • Hands on Learning (HOL). To utlise a hands on approach for Years 7 - 9 re-engagement to increase attitudes and behaviour in school.
  • I Am girls - Planetshakers. Year 9 Girls. Self-esteem, conflict and stress management, relationships, safer and positive choices, communication and how to seek support for issues
  • Peer Support. A part of transition where students from Year 8 - 10 run up to 4 sessions with Year 7's in Term 1.
  • Pre Orientation Day. External Gr 6’s. Transition - trained Peer Support leaders run activities with external grade 6 students enrolled for Yr 7 the following year.
  • Respect Connect Protect - SECASA. The Respect Protect Connect program aims to help schools do this by broadening Year 8's definition of violent behaviour and raising awareness about its impact on their health.
  • Step Back THINK! To raise awareness with Year 8's about social violence and keeping safe.

Target Groups. Grade 7 - Year 12

  • 360 Bus. City of Casey Mobile Youth Centre.
  • Find Your Zen. To run lunchtime relaxation sessions in the study hall.
  • Lunchtime Program - PlanetShakers. To build positive and supportive environment while establishing relationships with Youth workers.
  • New @ P-12 lunch. To welcome newly enrolled students to the school and introduced them to the wellbeing team.
  • OK2BU. To create a safe place for same sex attracted, Gender Diverse and allies to meet once a week.
  • Phil Cleary presentation. To raise awareness of violence against women and enhancing respectful relationships.
  • PlanetShakers mentoring. To connect students with positive role models.
  • Presentations on sexual consent. To teach students about sexual consent in the context of healthy respectful relationships.
  • R U OK? Day. To raise awareness of engaging in regular and meaningful conversations with others.
  • The 4C's - Cultivating Creative Cultures with Community. To increase engagement and build relationships with students and families through dance and celebration.
  • Wear It Purple Day. To raise awareness and support for sexual and gender diversity and inclusiveness in the school community.
  • Wellbeing days. To promote wellbeing and have fun.

Target Groups. Whole School

  • Breakfast Club. Focus on nutrition, promote relationships and start the day well together.
  • eSmart. To increase understanding and knowledge for staff, students, and parents on cyber safety.
  • KidsMatter/MindMatters. A framework to provide the methods, tools and support to help schools work with parents and carers, health services and the wider community and promote positive mental health and prevention of mental health difficulties.

Doctors In Secondary Schools Program

Our College was successful in being selected to participate in the Victorian Government's Doctors in Secondary Schools program. As part of this program General Practitioner, Mr Dhiman Heerak and Health Nurse Ms Jelena Tomic, both from Hygieia Medical and Dental Clinic will be operating on the College grounds each Tuesday to provide free access to primary health care for secondary students at the College. To learn more and find out how to book an appointment, please see link below.

Doctors In Secondary Schools Program